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Guide to Planning and Permitting Forest Fuel-Reduction Projects on CA Private Lands

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New Guide Released On Planning and Permitting Forest Fuel-Reduction Projects on CA Private Lands


With funding support from the North Coast Resource Partnership and the California Fire Science Consortium, this publication presents some key considerations and insights into selecting the appropriate permit to facilitate fuel-reduction projects on private lands—and offers insights into permitting larger fuel projects that involve multiple owners or multiple funding sources. The publication is organized around projects that take place before or after wildfires. It is intended for foresters, private owners of both small and large parcels of land, natural-resource professionals, and project developers. The publication includes decision trees to help landowners and resource managers crosswalk projects to permits.

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CalVTP: Testing a New Tool for Forest Health Project Planning

CalVTP: Testing a New Tool for Forest Health Project Planning


In January 2020, CAL FIRE launched an effort known as CalVTP (California Vegetation Treatment Program) to reduce hazardous fuel conditions across California. Although CAL FIRE has primary responsibility for program implementation, the CalVTP Environmental Impact Report establishes processes that may also assist with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance for fuel-reduction projects by other entities. In the Sierra Nevada, local organizations are learning what this new tool might mean for increasing the pace and scale of work to restore resilience to our forested landscapes.

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