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.
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- Potential Grants for Tree Mortality Efforts - Please submit any additional sources of funding to CALFIREtreetaskforce@fire.ca.gov for inclusion into this database.
- TMTF Meeting Minutes – June 12, 2017
- SRA Fire Prevention Fee Grant Workshops – June 12-July 19, 2017
- 2017 Weed Committee Annual Tour – July 19-20, 2017
- Science & Management Symposium: Lessons learned from drought & tree mortality – July 25, 2017
- Tree Mortality: Facts and Figures
- Recommendations for Comprehensive Sierra Nevada Ecological Restoration
- 2016 California Forest Pest Conditions
- Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s State of the Sierra Nevada Forests
- Forestland Steward - “Unprecedented tree mortality in CA”
- Caltrans’ MileMarker - “Tree Mortality”
- Tree Mortality Task Force One Year Review - Factsheet
- Incident Action Plan
- Tree and Drought Mortality Viewer