Our forests are changing

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We're all in this together

Know before you go. Please check with your local Forest or District before heading to your favorite campgrounds or recreation sites this summer. Some sites are closed for public safety. Please see updated status for the Sierra, Sequoia and Stanislaus national forests.

Tree mortality in California crosses all land ownerships; government, citizens and private industry are working together to mitigate hazards and create more resilient forests.

The total number of trees that have died due to drought and bark beetles is an historic 129 million on 8.9 million acres.

High numbers of hazard trees in our forests and around communities, campgrounds, along roads, trails and utility corridors pose a significant threat to communities if a wildfire breaks out in the affected areas.

This website is being developed to provide key information regarding tree mortality, public safety, the Forest Service's response and progress in triaging the hazards, as well as information on safely visiting your National Forests this season.

 

Trees are dying.

Trees are dying

Climate change, drought and bark beetles are changing our forests

Our response.

Our response

Triaging hazards to protect people

 

Be safe in the forest.

Be safe in the forest

Be aware and know your escape routes

Working together.

Working together

Working together across boundaries

 

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Wildfire

Dead trees can fuel hotter and faster burning wildfires

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Toolkit

News & events, multi-media, printable materials, and maps

Features

Maps

Links to statewide and project area maps of tree mortality and hazard areas.


Accomplishments

The Regional Forester has made tree mortality response the top priority of the Region, which has helped accelerate hazard tree removal efforts.

Spotlights

Tree Mortality Task Force

Tree Mortality Task Force

State and federal agencies, local governments, utilities, and various stakeholders coordinating actions to address tree mortality.

Bark Beetles and Dead Trees

CALFIRE: wildfire is coming ... are you ready

CALFIRE’s public information website.




https://www.fs.usda.gov/CATreeMortality