Whether you live near a forested area or a bustling city, our everyday lives are affected by forests. Learn why our forests are struggling.
Protecting the future of California’s forests
Together, we’re improving forest health in California.
From firefighters conducting prescribed fires to foresters working toward healthier forests and homeowners creating defensible spaces – Californians are uniting to care for our forests.
Creating healthier forests for California
Join us in our mission to reduce the risk of wildfires in California. Discover CAL FIRE’s wildfire risk reduction efforts and join us for a safer environment. Your participation matters to secure your property, forests, and communities.
Understand what prescribed fires are and why we use them to prevent wildfires – protecting wildlife, people, and properties.
Explore California’s vast forests and discover their benefits. From clean air and water to wildlife habitat and recreation, healthy forests are essential.
Prepare yourself for wildfires
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Our firePlanner helps you prepare for wildfires, whether you rent, own a home, or have pets. It guides you on what to do to stay safe.Start planning now
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Healthy forests: Healthy California
Watch now to learn how wildfires impact our air quality and why forest health is crucial.