How prepared are you for a wildfire? Firewise is a great program that helps homeowners take preventative measures to prepare their homes for a wildfire disaster. Working with the local fire district and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the conservation district is reaching out to educate homeowners about the importance of making their homes fire safe. A number of steps can be taken to accomplish a safe fire barrier from proper landscaping, to brush clean up and removal. To help with landscaping, we offer fire resistant plants during our annual plant sales and property assessments through collaboration with the DNR when funding is available. Check out these links for more helpful tips and ideas.