An Unprecedented Response to an Unprecedented Challenge

The California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force was created by the office of Governor Gavin Newsom to directly confront the near perfect storm of climatic and human-caused conditions that have brought the threat of devastating wildfire and its far-reaching effects to the doorstep of nearly everyone in our state, and beyond.

The Task Force is a collaborative effort to align the activities of federal, state, local, public, private and tribal organizations to support programs and projects tailored to the priorities and risks of each region, and bring the best available science to forest management and community protection efforts.

It’s a comprehensive and coordinated effort that is already showing progress in protecting people and property while improving the health and resiliency of the forests we love and rely on for a sustainable future. There’s a role for everybody to do their part, so we hope you’ll join us on this journey to transform how we safely and sustainably coexist with fire.


See the Task Force’s Org Chart and read the Organization Charter.

Task Force Organization


It’s imperative to build and maintain regional approaches to improve the health and resilience of forested landscapes.



Task Force efforts are guided by a team of leading scientists.

Task Force Science Panel