Websites and other contact information
Archeology/Historical Information Resources
The formation of the OHP was an outgrowth of the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which called for the creation of a state agency to implement provisions of the law, including the preparation of a comprehensive historic preservation plan and a statewide survey of historical resources.
California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) provides historical resources information, generally on a fee-for-service basis, to local governments, state and federal agencies, Native American tribes, and individuals with responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as to the general public. A records search consists of a review of historical resources data on file at an Information Center (IC) regarding a specific geographic area.
The Society for California Archaeology is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to research, understanding, interpretation and conservation of the heritage of California and the regions that surround and pertain to it.
Climate Change Resources
Developed by the Geospatial Innovation Facility at University of California, Berkeley with funding and advisory oversight by the California Energy Commission, this website provides information on tools, data, and resources to conduct research, develop adaptation plans and build applications related to California’s changing climate.
In partnership with the Forest Service, UC Berkeley, and the John Muir Institute of the Environment, the California Climate Hub developed a toolkit that can be used to inform reforestation decisions with climate change in mind. The toolkit's three tools can help land managers to identify priority areas for reforestation, understand current stand conditions in the aftermath of the drought, and develop a reforestation planting guide based on known best management practices.
CAL FIRE provides a substantial seed bank as insurance against poor seed crop years and for providing the widest possible genetic variety of forest tree species. The seed bank is located in the L.A. Moran Reforestation Center (LAMRC) in Davis, California. LAMRC specializes in forest tree cone and seed processing and seed bank storage. CAL FIRE staff at the center provide technical assistance to forest industry, other agency, and private landowners on cone and seed matters and seed collection activities. Seedbank orders should be place before November for availability the following November.
Guidelines for Managing California's Hardwood Rangelands:Designed to help landowners and managers of hardwood rangeland properties develop management plans that maintain the profitability of their properties while sustaining the ecological value.
The silvical characteristics of about 200 native or naturalized forest tree species and varieties are described. Information includes habitat, life history, and genetics of conifers and hardwoods, representing most of the commercially important trees of the United States and Canada and some of those from Mexico and the Caribbean Islands.
Sudden Oak Death: An online resource by the California Oak Mortality Task Force, provides resources and information to landowners on Sudden Oak Death diagnosis and management.
UC Oaks: A UC website designed to provide science-based information on California’s oak woodland ecology, management, and conservation.
Management Planning, Financial Resources and Regulations
Information from the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (UC SAREP) and county-based UC Cooperative Extension advisors, to provide resources for agritourism operators.
CalTREES is the online timber harvest permitting system that will streamline the submission and review processes for timber harvesting documents. CalTREES also provides public request notifications based on selected criteria (e.g., County, Watershed, Legal Description, Notice of Submission, and Notice of Filing) and accessible historical data and search functionality.
Introduces tax planning and basic tax considerations and explains the Federal income as it pertains to and forest land.
The National Timber Tax Website was developed to be used by timberland owners, as well as a reference for accountants, attorneys, consulting foresters and other professionals who work with timberland owners regarding the tax treatment of timber related activities.
Tax planning information assistance to help private landowners and rural communities to manage forested lands sustainably.
This dataset represents the GIS Version of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) including both rectangular and non-rectangular surveys.
*If there is any question on the exact location of the boundary, only a professional surveyor can legally define that boundary. The location of boundaries displayed in Google Earth or Avenza are not definite.
The LandGlide app supports your cellular data access so you can search parcel records in the field with real estate property boundary overlays.The GPS in your device interacts with the map to give you real-time, location-based intelligence. Just hover over a property to see the owner, address, and other details including sale price, transfer date, and building description when available.
An online learning site. Includes courses on GIS and other mapping applications.
FRAP assesses the amount and extent of California's forests and rangelands, analyzes their conditions and identifies alternative management and policy guidelines. FRAP also provides high-quality spatial data, maps, and on-line data viewers which provide critical information on the health and risk factors associated with forest and range lands within the State of California.
An organization that works to advance sustainable, science-based management practices to enhance and ensure long-term productivity and beauty of California's private forestlands.
Additionally, FLOC provides access to experienced members and professionals in the fields of forestry, fire protection, product marketing, eco-system management, estate planning, accounting, law and education.
Produced in conjunction with UC Cooperative Extension, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Placer County Resource Conservation District, and the USDA Forest Service to provide information on the stewardship of private forestlands.
Handbook for Forest, Ranch and Rural Roads: A Guide for Planning, Designing, Constructing, Reconstructing, Maintaining and Closing Wildland Roads.
Information on how to obtain a license, the types of licenses and training class schedules.
The NRCS Soil Survey allows you to create custom reports by selecting a specific geographic areas of interest. Historical and supplemental documents are also available.