Working together

Working together


While we are working to increase restoration efforts and address the critical hazards of increasing tree mortality across California, it is imperative that we are collaborative and cooperative with state and local governments, local communities, users and interest groups.

Partnerships are essential to address the extremely high levels of hazard trees and to support increasing the pace and scale of restoration efforts to combat the ever growing threats to our resources.

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Tree Mortality Task Force

The Forest Service has assigned key representatives to the State’s Tree Mortality Task Force as well as on each of the Task Force’s eight working groups.

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Drought and bark beetles are a deadly combination—already killing over 40 million trees in California's National Forests. More dead trees mean more fuel for wildfire.