Before the Fire: Resilience Projects
BUILDING RESILIENCE BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES
Our BEFORE THE FIRE programs are grounded in the belief that RESILIENCE against fire is the best way to MITIGATE fire risk & RECOVER better.
There is much work to be done to build strong models and innovative tools for ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL and COMMUNITY resilience.
North Bay Program Leverages Revolving Loan Funds to Help Landowners with Forest Management
by Molly Curley O’Brien Across the State of California, 40% of forest lands are privately owned, however the percentage is much higher in the North Bay. Take Sonoma County for example: only 11% of forested land in Sonoma County is owned by local, state, or federal government – meaning nearly 90% of forest land here…
USDA and After the Fire/Rebuild NorthBay Foundation and partners to leverage $4.9M in CA to implement land management practices
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and After the Fire/Rebuild NorthBay Foundation in partnership with local governments, NRCS, CAL FIRE, Clear Lake Environmental Resource Center (CLERC), and Resource Conservation Districts (RCD) from Colusa, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Lake and Yolo Counties are leveraging $4.9M in CA to implement land management practices which minimize wildfire impacts. Our…