Task Force Work Objectives:

  • Facilitate information flow between state, federal, tribal and local governments, utilities, and other non-governmental organizations on efforts towards enhancing long-term forest health in California. 
  • Develop regional strategies, informed by the best available science, that prioritize achievable solutions to restoring and enhancing forest health. 
  • Encourage coordination among agencies delivering funding or conducting forest health, prescribed fire, and fuel reduction activities to enhance overall outcomes of state investments.
  • Identify and harmonize cross-jurisdictional regulatory and permitting requirements for forest health, prescribed fire, and fuel reduction activities.
  • Utilize each agency’s expertise in land management, funding, or regulation to facilitate the implementation of forest health, prescribed fire, and fuel reduction activities. 
  • Provide consistent and coordinated messaging between Task Force members and the public. 
  • Measure progress and monitor outcomes to inform future activities of the Task Force.
F.M.T.F Partner Agencies: Cal EPA, CAL Fire, CA Governor's Office, CA Natural Resources Agency