Working Together

The State and Private Forestry Regional staff assists states, tribes, communities, resource managers and non-industrial private landowners by providing technical and financial assistance to help sustain forests and protect communities from wildland fires. In the Pacific Southwest Region, State and Private Forestry assists landowners in the States of California and Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Islands of American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

State and Private Forestry is the federal leader in providing technical and financial assistance to landowners and resource managers to help sustain the nation's forests and protect communities and the environment from wildland fires.

State and Private Forestry programs bring forest management assistance and expertise to a diversity of landowners, including small woodlot, tribal, state, and federal, through cost-effective, nonregulatory partnerships. The staff plays a key role, along with others within the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior, in implementing the National Fire Plan to manage the mpacts of wildland fires on communities and the environment.


Critical Fuels Projects Funded by PG&E

[image] Critical Fuels Projects Funded by PG

Representatives from the Los Padres National Forest, San Luis Obispo County Community Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE and PG&E gathered at the Mt. Lowe communication site to discuss fire hazard abatement projects at four sites within San Luis Obispo County. The projects were made possible by a $163,500 community grant provided by PG&E to the SLO County Community Fire Safe Council.

The money is being used for fuel reduction, emergency access and defensible space projects on both state and federal lands. CAL FIRE and California Conservation Corps crews are carrying out the project work.

Penny Pines Reforestation Program

Penny Pines

Over the years these groups have contributed more than a million dollars to the Penny Pines Reforestation Program. Through these donations, more than 27 million of seedlings have been planted, renewing 88,000 acres of national forest land in California - truly an outstanding achievement.


Forest Service Kids

The Forest Service is committed to connecting kids with nature and the outdoors by providing students, parents and teachers with resources related to natural resources and the environment.