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.
Map Viewer with High Hazard Zones and Related Information
To download maps or GIS data, view Maps and GIS Data
- TMTF Meeting Minutes – February 12, 2018
- California Tree Mortality & Reforestation Story Map
- Little Hoover Commission Report, “Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada”
- Guidelines for High Hazard Zone Tree Removal
- January 2018 Monthly Update
- Tree Mortality Viewer – Guide for Biomass Users
- Two Year Review & Status of Executive Order Directives 2015-2017
- Temporary Wood Processing & Storage Locations
- Potential Grants for Tree Mortality Efforts - Please submit any additional sources of funding to CALFIREtreetaskforce@fire.ca.gov for inclusion into this database.
- Local Identification of Tier 2 High Hazard Zones
Upcoming Meetings and Workshops
- TMTF Monthly Meeting – March 12, 2018 in Sacramento, CA
- Webinar option: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4374012675180709889
- Sierra Nevada Tree Mortality 2017 Field Season Results Workshop – March 12, 2018 in McClellan, CA
- California Licensed Foresters Association Annual Conference – March 16-17, 2018 in Anderson, CA
- International Mass Timber Conference – March 20-22, 2018 in Portland, OR
- Steep Terrain Hazardous Fuels Treatment Demonstration – June 4, 2018 in Eldorado National Forest