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CAL FIRE Establishes New Division to Assist Local Communities Prepare for Wildfires

Sacramento – As California continues to increase its focus on fire prevention and community readiness for wildfires, CAL FIRE has established the Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division within the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The new division follows the passage of Assembly Bill 9, authored by Assembly Member Jim Wood in 2021, which […]

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CAL FIRE Awards Nevada County Storm Damage Grant

Auburn –CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) has secured funding for a direct funded grant with the purpose to mitigate the impacts from the damaging heavy storm event that began December 27th, 2021. The primary goal of the grant is to provide financial support to focus wildfire risk mitigation efforts on community protection, ingress, and egress. […]

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Fire Crew Readiness Exercise on April 27

Auburn – Each year CAL FIRE, in cooperation with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the California Conservation Corps (CCC) and the California National Guard prepare and certify firefighting hand crews for fire season. CAL FIRE is hosting our annual Type I Fire Crew Certification Exercises this year at the Reader Ranch in […]

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Burn permits required in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties starting April 18

Auburn – Effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2022, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) will require burn permits for residential burning within Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. Residents wishing to burn MUST verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning. For burn day information contact […]

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CAL FIRE Accepting Wildfire Resilience Block Grant Applications

CAL FIRE is announcing up to $10 million in funding available for Wildfire Resilience Block Grants. Funding to support private forestland owners is provided through the Budget Act of 2021 and supports California’s goals of improved forest health, resilience to climate change, and reduced forestland impacts due to devastating wildfires as outlined in California’s Wildfire […]

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CAL FIRE Accepting Grant Applications for Business and Workforce Development Projects in Forestry

CAL FIRE today announced the availability of up to $24 million in grants for projects that support the creation of a robust and diversified wood products market to help meet California’s forest resilience goals. CAL FIRE’s Wood Products and Bioenergy Program, which seeks to maintain and enhance the forestry sector of California to promote healthy […]

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CAL FIRE Announces Availability of Funding for Projects that Proactively Address Fire Prevention and Forest Health

Sacramento December 8, 2021 – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the availability of up to $240 million for Fire Prevention and Forest Health grant projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for projects that prevent catastrophic wildfires, protect communities, and restore forests to healthy, functioning ecosystems while also sequestering carbon […]

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