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Forests & Woodlands Topics from the California Hub Region

  • Keeping California Forests and Woodlands Healthy

    An oak woodland in California.

    The Healthy Forests briefs series, authored by the Science Advisory Panel of the California Governor’s Forest Management Task Force in collaboration with the USDA California Climate Hub and the USGS…

  • Reforestation Dialogues and Symposium

    Reforestation in the Lake Tahoe area

    Within the past decade, the state’s forests have experienced drastic changes due to destructive and severe wildfires, a 1,000-year drought, and the associated stressors that come with a changing…

  • California Wildfires Information

    From a Dec. 8, 2017, International Space Station flyover of Southern California, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed the plumes of smoke rising from wildfires

    This page contains links for information about California wildfires, and resources to help prepare for and recover from the impacts of fire.

  • Focus on Forestlands in California

    A small alpine lake in the Sierra surrounded by trees

    California has 33 million acres of forest land, one-third of the state’s total land area. Sixty percent of this forest is publicly owned - for example, by the USDA Forest Service and the National…