How CAL FIRE is Adapting to the Evolving Threat of Wildfire

We are all acutely aware of the dangers that come from fire in the warmer months. No one is more attuned to this than the men and women of CAL FIRE. They are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands. CAL FIRE’s mission emphasizes the management and protection of California’s natural resources; a goal that is accomplished through ongoing assessment and research.

CAL FIRE has adapted to the evolving threat from wildfires and has succeeded in significantly increasing its efforts in fire prevention. Common fire prevention projects include fuel reduction, prescribed fire, Defensible Space inspections, emergency evacuation planning, fire prevention education, fire hazard severity mapping, home hardening and fire-related law enforcement activities.

To learn more about the types of fuel reduction treatments and methods, we invite you to download the Fuel Reduction Guide. This guide will explain all about fuel management, reduction, treatments, and more.