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Governor's State Budget Allocates $690 Million to Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience

Governor Newsom recently signed a budget bill that provides more than $690 million over the year to accelerate forest health and wildfire resilience projects throughout the state. With these new investments, the Newsom Administration has committed more than $2.8 billion to the programs and priorities in the CA Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan including:

  • $237 million for forest health and fire prevention grants
  • $135 million to state conservancies for forest health projects
  • $65 million for stewardship of state-owned lands
  • $50 million for post-fire reforestation
  • $35 million for prescribed fire and hand crews
  • $20 million for the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program
  • $20 million for conserving working forests
  • $15 million for forest and fire workforce training at community colleges