Regional Investment Strategy

A highlight of the February 2 meeting was the announcement of a multi-agency, $70 million investment in Southern California to support regional landscape and community protection programs. Investments include:

·       Approximately $30 million through a new partnership between the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the National Forest Foundation

·       $20 million from the California Department of Conservation’s Regional Fire and Forest Capacity Program

·       $10 million from the USFS Wildfire Crisis Strategy

·       $10 million from CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Grant Program

The new funding supplements state and federal investments of more than $500 million in Southern California during the last three years as summarized in the Regional Investment Strategy (link to video) portion of the meeting agenda.

Read the Announcement from CNRA