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Forestry Resources

Important and Useful Forestry Resources

UC ANR Program and Publications
Cal Fire
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Resource Conservation Districts


UC Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs and Publications

UC Forest Research and Outreach

This website contains information, resources, publications, and big ideas about how to steward forest land in California.

Forest Stewardship Educational Series

This educational series has been developed to provide owners of California forestland with a comprehensive source of information pertinent to the management and enjoyment of their lands.

Forest Stewardship Workshop

These workshops are designed to help landowners develop plans to improve and protect their forest lands in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner.

Berkeley Forests

Berkeley Forests operates five research forests throughout the state to develop and test appropriate management strategies for forested watersheds that will flourish under different climate change scenarios. 

California Family Forests 

This website contains information, big ideas and stories from people who share a vision and a passion for their family forest.


California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)

Cal Fire

The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection serves and safeguards the people and protects the property and resources of California.

Registered Professional Foresters (RPF)

RPFs are individuals who are licensed to practice the profession of forestry, and whose activities have an impact upon the ecology of forested landscapes and the quality of the forest environment, within the State of California.

Forestland Steward Newsletter

A quarterly newsletter, The Forestland Steward, has information on a broad range of topics from over 20 years of publication.

California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP)

The purpose of the California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) is to encourage private and public investment in, and improved management of, California forest lands and resources.

Cal Fire Grants

Cal Fire offers several grant opportunities each with its own scope and funding priorities.

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection is responsible for developing the general forest policy of the state, determining the guidance policies of the Department, and representing the state's interest in federal forestland in California.

California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP)

The CalVTP defines the vegetation treatment activities and associated environmental protections to reduce the risk of loss of lives and property, reduce fire suppression costs, restore ecosystems, and protect natural resources as well as other assets at risk from wildfire.

Forest Practice

The Forest Practice Act was enacted in 1973 to ensure that logging is done in a manner that will preserve and protect our fish, wildlife, forests and streams.


Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)


NRCS works with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners across
the country to help them boost agricultural productivity and protect
our natural resources through conservation.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits

EQIP fact sheet

Soil Web Survey

Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey.


Resource Conservation Districts (RCD)

Mendocino RCD

The mission of the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is to conserve, protect and restore wild and working landscapes to enhance the health of the water, soil and forests in Mendocino County.

Oak Woodland Enhancement Fact Sheet

Sonoma RCD

The Sonoma RCD’s mission is to empower and partner with landowners and the community to address Sonoma County’s most pressing natural resource concerns.



California Licensed Foresters Association (CLFA)

CLFA represents the common interests of the State's Registered Professional Foresters with a membership responsible for the sustainable management of California’s forest lands.

Proceeding of the Redwood Region Forest Science Symposium

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)


(Circa 1940)  A 10min video and very worth watching.

Logging Railroads of Humboldt and Mendocino Counties

Katy Tajha, 2013. Arcadia Publishing. Note that this link takes you to a preview of the book.