CAL FIRE working to improve safety of forests

CAL FIRE working to improve safety of forests

March 9, 2019
The Madera Tribune

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has recommended actions to maximize safety and improve forest health in the coming months and longer term.

In a 45-day report to Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to Executive Order N-05-19, CAL FIRE  identified high priority fuel reduction projects and other measures to protect more than 200 of California’s most wildfire-vulnerable communities and put the state on a path toward long-term wildfire prevention and forest health.

“California is increasingly at risk of wildfire, and certain populations are particularly vulnerable given the location of their communities and socioeconomic factors such as age and lack of mobility,” CAL FIRE Director Thom Porter said in the report.

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