CAL FIRE administers several state and federal forestry assistance programs with the goal of reducing wildland fuel loads and improving the health and productivity of private forest lands and expanding and improving management of trees and related vegetation in urban communities across California. The Forest Stewardship Program and California's Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) offer cost-share opportunities to assist individual landowners with land management planning, conservation practices to enhance wildlife habitat, and practices to enhance the productivity of the land. The Urban Forestry Program provides technical expertise and grants to create and maintain sustainable urban forests. Utilizing experts in forest pests and diseases, the Forest Health Management Program provides information to landowners and makes recommendations to the Board of Forestry regarding the health of California's forests. The L.A. Moran Reforestation Center specializes in cone processing and seed storage providing a vital, long-term depository for private and corporate landowners for their future seedling needs.
Forestry Assistance workshops focusing on financial assistance through the California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) are being planned for summer 2019. Please check back as details are finalized. If you would like to speak to someone about CFIP, please contact your local Forest Advisor. A listing of regional advisors is available on the right hand side of this page.