Reforestation

Recent catastrophic wildfires have damaged critical wildlife habitat, imperiled fisheries, watersheds, municipal water sources, threatened public safety due to mudslides and impacted rural, tourism-based economies. These events also threaten the long-term productivity of forest soils through erosion and changes in soil properties. The Reforestation Work Group is creating a holistic, comprehensive and coordinated reforestation strategy that reflects Shared Stewardship principles and can meet the needs of both state and federal lands.


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General


Reforestation Services Program

As fires sweep through the state, keeping our forests healthy and wildfire-resilient is more important than ever. Growing enough trees to meet the increasing need is our highest priority—and future seedlings will contribute to the strength and restoration of the state’s forestlands.

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REFORESTATION HUB

There are up to 133 million acres of opportunity in the United States to restore forest cover for climate mitigation.

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Tools


Climate Adapted Seed Tool

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Publications


The Reforestation Cycle

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Challenges to the Reforestation Pipeline in the United States (February 2021)

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Five Wildfire Recovery Strategies for the Sierra Nevada (January 2022)

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An equine lifeline brings hope to a fire-scarred watershed (March 2022)

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Work Group Products


Reforestation Strategy Workshop

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Work Group: Reforestation


Partnering Organizations



Work Group leads:


USDA – Forest Service – Chrissy Howell

CAL FIRE Reforestation Services Program – Jimi Scheid

USDA – Forest Service Region 5 – Dana Walsh

USDA – Forest Service Region 5 – Hugh Safford

Bureau of Land Management, CA State Forester – Coreen Francis

UC Cooperative Extension, Forestry & Natural Resources – Advisor – Ryan Tompkins

Stewart McMorrow, CAL FIRE

Joe Sherlock, USDA-FS

Britta Dyer, American Forests

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Key Actions Assigned:

1.28 – 1.30,  1.33 – 1.34