Cal Fire Announces New Plan To Minimize Wildfire Risk

Cal Fire Announces New Plan To Minimize Wildfire Risk

Cal Fire and the State Fire Board of Forestry and Fire Protection announced a new plan Tuesday to minimize wildfire risk. It comes after the state saw some of the deadliest wildfires in its history in 2018. The State’s plan is focused on forest management with the goal of reducing wildfire risk across the state by doubling forest management efforts. The plan also aims to reduce carbon emissions, increase forest health and protect resources. $1 billion dollars will be put into the woods to increase the health, but also reduce the chances of catastrophic fire destroying our forests. Cal Fire says even though the hills are wet and green right now, fire risk is still there. Homeowners should be proactive year-round. Cal Fire officials say there is no single solution to the problem, but this state plan will help. A draft of the California Vegetation Treatment Program will be available for public input in May or June. The plan is expected to be approved by the end of the year but Cal Fire says reduction efforts will still continue until then.

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