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
Reposted from UC Davis News Sierra Nevada forests are losing plant diversity due to high-severity fires, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. These fires are turning patches of forest into shrub fields —...
Center for Forestry News
Where and how to get fire information
Over 22 fires are currently burning in California. These fires have wreaked havoc on homes and communities. In the information age, we expect everything to be instant, yet finding such information on wildfires can be surprisingly difficult. This is often...
A Danger That Persists Long After the Drought
An aggressive prescribed burning program is needed to manage the massive number of trees killed during the California drought. U.C. Berkeley fire scientist Scott Stephens says there's limited time to tackle the problem. Read More