University of California Cooperative Extension forestry is dedicated to extending the resources of the University of California to local residents and landowners to help them solve natural resources problems. This website contains information, resources, publications, and big ideas about how to steward forest land in California. Topics of interest for California forests are listed on the left tabs. Most have associated publications and educational opportunities embedded within topic pages. Resources including technical and financial assistance programs, informational websites, and educational opportunities are listed in the top tabs.
UCCE recently published a comprehensive educational series on forest stewardship for forest landowners. This 24 part publication can be downloaded for free here: Forest Stewardship Series (Parts 1 through 24). Each of the series publications is also available separately on the topic pages on the left and under the publication tab above.
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Forest Research and Outreach Blog
The fourth winter in a row of disappointing precipitation has triggered a die off of trees in the Sierra Nevada, most of which is now in ‘exceptional drought' status. The US Forest Service conducted aerial monitoring surveys by airplane in April...
Center for Forestry News
Center in the News: "Fighting wildfires from the air -- Is it cost-effective?" via KCRA - Featuring Bill Stewart
Posted 5/14/2015 - Center for Forestry and Center for Fire Research and Outreach co-Director Dr. Bill Stewart was recently interviewed regarding the cost effectivenes sof aerial attack when fighting wildfire. The full article can be found at this link:...
Forest Climate Action Team - Center for Forestry Gives Comment at Public Meeting
Posted 2/23/2015 - The Center for Forestry submitted both written and oral comments at the Forest Climate Action Team (FCAT) Public Meeting on February 20, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. The The FCAT was established as part of the 2014 Climate Change Scoping Plan...