Regional Forest and Fire Capacity (RFFC) Program
The Regional Forest and Fire Capacity program seeks to increase regional capacity to prioritize, develop, and implement projects that improve forest health and fire resilience, facilitate greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and increase carbon sequestration in forests throughout California. Since July 2019, CLERC has been working with the Watershed Research and Training Center (WRTC) to build capacity for increased landscape-scale forest health projects in Lake County. Utilizing California Climate Investments (CCI) funding through the California Department of Natural Resources, CLERC is building a network of partners, preparing community-wide funding applications, facilitating biomass utilization, and laying the groundwork for future projects on a regional scale. The long-term goal is to increase the amount of land within Lake County being actively managed for forest health and wildfire resilience. In addition to funding, the WRTC has been providing CLERC with technical expertise in a variety of areas including biomass utilization, prescribed fire implementation, and organizational development.
This work was funded in whole or in part by a Regional Forest and Fire Capacity grant awarded from the California Natural Resources Agency through a subcontract with the Watershed Research and Training Center. During the performance of this grant agreement, all subcontractors shall not unlawfully discriminate, harass, or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), mental disability, physical disability, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, and military or veteran status.