Last month, the Alliance’s Executive Director and Sierra Nevada 30×30 Organizer attended the regional meeting of the Governor’s Wildfire & Resilience Task Force. A wide range of experts and agency partners convened for updates and in-depth discussions about California’s wildfire and forest resilience progress.
Two new resources were presented at the meeting.
California Natural Resource Agency (CNRA), USDA Forest Service, and Google.org have developed a new wildfire resilience planning tool called Planscape.org that uses state and federal resilience data to create user-friendly models that will be easily accessible to land planners. The free tool will be available in 2023.
The Sierra Nevada Regional Resource Kit was also introduced as a set of tools and data created to accelerate the work by regional partners and collaboratives to reduce wildfire hazards and improve the conditions of forested and shrub landscapes. Find it here.
Visit wildfiretaskforce.org/sierra-nevada-regional-meeting for recorded meeting segments, and to hear directly from those involved in the comprehensive, coordinated efforts to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and create safe communities while ensuring healthier, more sustainable natural environments.
This Task Force and accompanying resources will help Sierra Nevada forest health managers in their journey to build resilient forests and inform their planning decisions.