The Idea

The Front Lines of Forest Health

In a state understandably traumatized by the dread and devastation caused by wildfire, the Task Force can offer Californians something invaluable.

A welcome sense of relief.

The knowledge that we, as a state, have banded together to make real, tangible progress against many of the most pressing issues facing our communities. The reassurance that we’ve assembled a response structure commensurate in scope and scale to the threat. The confidence that comes from knowing there’s a powerful force that’s up to the task of making us all safer. A force that’s also working to preserve the natural environment we cherish so much and protect the vulnerable communities that face the greatest risks.


How do you respond to a force of nature? That’s the unique challenge facing California at the moment asa near perfect storm of climatic and human-caused conditions have brought the threat of devastatingwildfire and its far-reaching effects to the doorstep of nearly everyone in our state, and beyond.In a response commensurate to the challenge, the California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force hasbrought together an unprecedented coalition of the best available resources on the front lines ofpreventing catastrophic wildfires by creating healthier, more sustainable natural environments.It’s a comprehensive, coordinated approach that goes to the heart of the full range of challenges we face.It’s an all-hands-on-deck, proactive effort that is already showing progress in protecting people andproperty while improving the health and resiliency of the forests we love and rely on for a sustainablefuture. There’s a role for everybody to do their part, so we hope you’ll join us on this journey to transformhow we safely and sustainably coexist with fire.