The Coastal Region Prioritization Group is made up of state, local, tribal and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations and is tasked with strategically prioritizing prescribed fire, forest health, and fuel reduction projects for funding consideration by the Forest Management Task Force.

Regional Management Goals: 

  1. Assess regional threats and restoration needs to improve forest health and resilience.
  2. Prioritize forest health maintenance and restoration areas by project type (i.e. prescribed fire, forest health, or fuel reduction), threatened natural resource, watershed, or other logical division based on potential funding streams.
  3. Work with existing multi-stakeholder Landscape Collaboratives to address forest health threats in prioritized areas.
  4. Incentivize the creation of multi-stakeholder Landscape Collaboratives to address forest health threats in prioritized areas where none exist.
  5. Strategically coordinate the state’s investment in forest health in coordination with relevant federal agencies.
  6. Provide recommendations for highest priority regional projects eligible for state funding sources.
  7. Measure progress and monitor outcomes to inform future activities of the Task Force.

Counties Represented: 

Contra Costa Alameda San Mateo Santa Clara Santa Cruz San Benito
San Joaquin Stanislaus Merced Kings Monterey San Luis Obispo

Regional Co-leaders

Angela Bernheisel, CAL FIRE, (831) 475-8643

Sheena Sidhu, San Mateo RCD

 

Regional Group Meetings

The Coastal Prioritization Group meets monthly. 

When: Second Thursday of every second month, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. 

Conference Call Line: TBD

Contact: ForestTaskForce@fire.ca.gov