What is CalTREES?
The California Timber Regulations and Environmental Evaluation System (CalTREES) is an online system that will streamline the submission and review processes for timber harvesting documents. The system will feature easy-to-use forms and real-time reporting and analytics.
Who will be impacted by CalTREES?
The system impacts multiple State entities, including CAL FIRE and Review Team Agencies (i.e., the State and Regional Water Boards, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and California Geological Survey). Additionally, Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs), Licensed Timber Operators (LTOs), and landowners can electronically submit, track, and update Emergency and Exemption timber harvesting documents online via CalTREES. The public has access to CalTREES to search and review timber harvesting documents, submit comments online, and sign up for notification pertaining to timber harvesting plans.
What CalTREES features are currently available?
- Ability to search for timber harvesting documents and related information
- Run reports online and get the most up to date information
If you register for an account in CalTREES, these additional features are available:
- Submission of Notification Requests to receive email notification about timber harvesting documents
- Ability to submit Public Comments online
- Registered Professional Foresters, Licensed Timber Operators, and Landowners have the capability to electronically submit, track, and update Emergency and Exemption timber harvesting documents
What are the remaining CalTREES features and when can I begin using them?
- The ability for Registered Professional Foresters and Licensed Timber Operators to submit THPs and NTMPs.
What training and support is available?
To ensure that new users have the tools and support they need during the onboarding process, the following are available:
- The CalTREES User Guide which includes step-by-step instructions.
- Access to pre-recorded training videos and webinars.
- Opportunities to practice and receive guided instruction in group sessions.
- Contact information for additional support (i.e., CalTREES Help Desk for technical support and CAL FIRE Regional Offices for Forest Practice Program and general timber harvesting questions.)