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Post-Fire Resources

University of California - Research and Outreach

Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners

This publication discusses issues that forest landowners should consider following a wildfire in their forest, including how to assess fire impacts, protect valuable property from damage due to erosion, where to go for help and financial assistance, how to salvage dead trees or replant on your land, and how to claim a casualty loss on your taz return.

Fire in California

A resources for all things about fire, including information on Wildfire Recovery

Forest Research and Outreach

Resources for all thins about forestry, including information on Wildfire

Forest Stewardship Series (parts 1-24)

Part 15: Wildfire and Fuels Management

Forest Stewardship Series - Climate Change (part 25)

Burned Oaks: Which Ones Will Survive?

This publication provides information on how to assess burn damage to oak trees and provides guideline for determining whether trees should be cut down or saved.

UC Oaks

Resource for all things oaks, including information on Oak Woodlands and Fire


Resources and Publications

Damage and mortality assessment of redwood and mixed conifer forest types in Santa Cruz County following wildfire (Auten and Hamey, 2012)

Survival of fire-injured conifers in California  (Owen et al., 2015)

Handbook for forest, ranch, and rural roads

Coast Redwood Science Symposium (1996, 2004, 2011, & 2016)

California Fire Science Consortium


Technical Assistance

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Post-fire assistance: Provide technical assistance, financial assistance, and has helpful resources. Each county has a local office.

Resource Conservation District

Each county has a local office that can provide technical and financial assistance.

Sonoma RCD

Mendocino RCD

Lake RCD


Cost-share Programs

NRCS - Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Cal Fire - California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP)


Professional Resources

Most management activities on forest lands will require a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).

Cal Fire RPF Registration


Wildfire Support