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California's Forest Management Task Force was organized to protect the environmental quality, public health, and economic benefits that healthy forests provide to California. The Task Force aims to increase the rate of forest treatments and expand state wood product markets through innovation, assistance, and investment. Advancing forest health project capacity, readiness, and completion statewide aligns with the California Forest Carbon Plan, the goal of which is to establish healthy and resilient forests that can withstand and adapt to wildfire, drought, and a changing climate. 

Management Goals 

  • Implement the Governor’s Executive Order B-52-18 and the recommendations of the California Forest Carbon Plan. 
  • Strategically coordinate the state’s investments in forest health.
  • Expand and improve forest management to enhance forest health and resiliency.
  • Minimize regulatory barriers for prescribed fire, forest health, and fuels reduction projects.
  • Expand the use of prescribed fire across public and private ownership.
  • Increase public education and awareness of the importance of forest health and resiliency to achieving California’s long-term climate, watershed, wildlife, economic, and public health goals. 
  • Encourage capacity building in forested communities to support implementation.
  • Incentivize innovations in the forest product and building industries to utilize material from forest health and fuel reduction projects.

What's New

August 12, 2019: Forest Management Task Force Meeting Materials

July 31, 2019: FMTF Monthly Update

Announcing: Forest Stewardship Workshops

July 1, 2019: Science Advisory -- Options for Avoiding California's Increase in Tree Mortality

June 13, 2019: High Hazard Fuels Availability Study

June 7, 2019: CA Fire Safe Council's Brochures on Hardened Homes & Defensible Space

Calendar/Events

September 18, 2019: Climate Change Integration Team Webinar, PSW Research Station and CA Climate Hub Research Highlights

Sept. 20-21: UC Merced Symposium, Climate Change & Sierra Forests

October 8-November 6: Fall Workshop Series - Prescribed Fire on Private Lands, various locations in northern California

October 14: Forest Management Task Force, Coastal Room, CalEPA Building, Sacramento, CA

November 13-14, 2019: CA Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting, Davis, CA

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