California, U.S. Forest Service establish shared long-term strategy to manage forests and rangelands


Last updated 8/26/2020 at 4:13am

SACRAMENTO – In a key step to improve stewardship of California’s forests, the Newsom administration and the U.S. Forest Service announced a new joint state-federal initiative to reduce wildfire risks, restore watersheds, protect habitat and biological diversity and help the state meet its climate objectives.

The Agreement for Shared Stewardship of California’s Forest and Rangelands includes a commitment by the federal government to match California’s goal of reducing wildfire risks on 500,000 acres of forest land per year. To protect public safety and ecology, experts agreed th...

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