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State Can Fight Fire With Prescribed Fire By Funding Jobs In The Field

active fire in grass field

State Can Fight Fire With Prescribed Fire By Funding Jobs In The Field


“It is now accepted that prescribed fire is needed to conserve and restore biodiversity, prevent catastrophic fires, stabilize carbon and promote public health and safety. To address the pace and scale of prescribed fire that is needed, we must invest in careers in prescribed fire.” Read this guest commentary in CalMatters.org from Tom Gardali, CEO, Audubon Canyon Ranch. 

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Forest Sector Workforce In The News

Cal Fire fire fighters fighting wild fires

Forest Sector Workforce In The News


Local Community Colleges are offering opportunities to grow and strengthen California’s Forest Sector Workforce.

Shasta College — received 3.3M for expansion of Forest Health Programs

Feather River College — is now offering employees an annual $1,000 incentive to any employee that holds a Wildland Firefighter Certification

The Tahoe Fund — is awarding a scholarship to every student in Lake Tahoe Community College’s new Forestry Program

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August 9th, 2022: Shasta College

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Plumas News, August 10, 2022: Feather River College offers employees incentive

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August 9th, 2022: The Tahoe Fund

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Grant Guidelines Released for the 2022 Regional Forest & Fire Capacity Program

Looking down on pine trees

Grant Guidelines released for the 2022 Regional Forest & Fire Capacity Program


RFFC grants support regional leadership to build local capacity and fund projects that create fire-adapted communities and landscapes by providing ecosystem health, community wildfire preparedness, and fire resilience. The grants funded with these Guidelines utilize the $110 million of General Fund monies appropriated to the DOC for the RFFC Program.

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Regional Forest & Fire Capacity Program

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CA Celebrates Launch of Tribal Conservation Corps Program

CA Celebrates Launch of Tribal Conservation Corps Program


Governor Newsom’s proposed 2022-’23 state budget includes $7.2 million in funding for the California Conservation Corps to establish more tribal conservation corps like the one being launched today.

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Department of Conservation Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program

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Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

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CAL FIRE Invests in Workforce and Business Development

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CAL FIRE Invests in Workforce and Business Development


May 27, 2022 – Sacramento – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has awarded $33 million to business development and workforce development projects that support healthy, resilient forests and the people and ecosystems that depend on them.

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Advancing Equitable Wildfire Workforce Development

Advancing Equitable Wildfire Workforce Development


April 14, 2022 – The Watershed Research and Training Center advances equity in the wildfire workforce through a pilot training with a local conservation corps, Conservation Corps of North Bay. Developing wildfire and climate resilience through support of a diverse workforce.

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Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board - Forestry Training

Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board-Forestry Training


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Shasta HELO Program


Shasta HELO Program

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