Tree Mortality Task Force
The Tree Mortality Task Force is comprised of state and federal agencies, local governments, utilities, and various stakeholders that will coordinate emergency protective actions, and monitor ongoing conditions to address the vast tree mortality resulting from four years of unprecedented drought and the resulting bark beetle infestations across large regions of the State.
- Provide for public health and safety of persons and property in identified high hazard zones.
- Ensure efforts associated with implementation of the directives contained in the Governor's State of Emergency Proclamation remain coordinated.
- Ensure continuous communication among state, federal, and local governments, as well as with other non-governmental organizations assigned to the task force.
- Provide consistent and coordinated messaging between task force member agencies and the public.
- Manage projects and programs in a financially responsible and efficient manner.
View map showing areas with the greatest amounts of tree mortality due to bark beetles and drought.
- Tree Mortality Task Force Agenda - May 2016
- Tree Removal Guidelines Public Meeting Notice
- HHZ Letter to CPUC President Picker
- Home/Residential Insurance and Wildfire FAQs
- Resolution E4770 Factsheet
- Incident Action Plan
- Draft Guidelines for High Hazard Zone Tree Removal
- Tree and Drought Mortality Viewer