California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force

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May 16, 2022: Version 1.0 of the framework for the Forest & Wildland Stewardship Interagency Tracking System has been completed. The Monitoring, Reporting, and Assessment Work Group will be contacting state and federal land agencies to begin data collection.

May 5, 2022: The first in-person meeting of the Task Force was held in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. The agenda included presentations from regional leaders about wildfire and forest resilience efforts in northern California. Watch the meeting! 

May 3, 2022: The Reforestation Strategy Working Group hosted a virtual workshop on their draft Reforestation Action Plan. 

March 30, 2022: The Governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force issued a Strategic Plan for Expanding the Use of Beneficial Fire to expand the use of prescribed fire and cultural burning to build forest and community resilience statewide – efforts critical to forest management and wildfire mitigation. The Office of Governor Newsom issued a press release

January 27, 2022: As required under Senate Bill 456 the California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force has developed "a comprehensive implementation strategy to track and ensure the achievement of the goals and key actions identified in the California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan."


California's Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan

California's Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan

On January 8, 2021, the Governor’s Forest Management Taskforce released a comprehensive action plan to reduce wildfire risk for vulnerable communities, improve the health of forests and wildlands and accelerate action to combat climate change. The Task Force and the state’s efforts going forward will be guided by this Action Plan with an overall goal to increase the pace and scale of forest management and wildfire resilience efforts by 2025 and beyond.



Progress on 99 Key Actions 

View the Airtable for more information on the status of the Task Force's 99 key actions. 

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2022 Task Force meetings:

Hybrid meeting schedule, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. 

July 21, 2022 – Sacramento, 1-3:30 p.m.  Webinar registration

September 27, 2022 – Sierra, time & details TBD. Webinar registration

November 17, 2022 – Sacramento, 1-3:30 p.m. Webinar registration 

Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force Staff

Patrick Wright, Director

Kristen Merrill, Program Manager

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