The Northern Regional 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: 

Del Norte Siskiyou (western) Shasta (western) Tehama (western) Humboldt Trinity
Mendocino Lake Glenn Colusa Sutter Sacramento
Sonoma Napa Yolo Solano Marin  

Regional Co-leaders

Gabe Schultz, CAL FIRE, (530) 224-2486 

Regional Group Meetings

The Northern Prioritization Group meets monthly. 

When: Second Thursday of every month from 8:30 to 10:00 AM

Conference Call Line: (650) 564-3271, ID: 818 151 739#

Contact: ForestTaskForce@fire.ca.gov