Our Programs

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BEFORE THE FIRE

    • Models for economic resilience
    • Forest and vegetation management project administration
    • Advocacy
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COMMUNITY TO COMMUNITY

    • Peer-to-peer wildfire survivor network
    • Coaching communities to navigate wildfire recovery
    • Advocacy
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RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY

    • Informing research and prototyping innovations
    • Sharing best practices
    • Advocacy
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Rebuild NorthBay Foundation (RNBF), in partnership with the five Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) of Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Napa counties and Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, is offering the North Bay Forest Improvement Program to forest landowners across the four-county North Bay region.  This pilot program is made possible thanks to $5M in funding via a CALFIRE Wildfire Resilience and Forestry Assistance grant. Read more about this program.

Program News

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USDA to Invest $50 Million in New Cooperative Agreements for Racial Justice and Equity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $50 million in cooperative agreements to support historically underserved farmers and ranchers with climate-smart agriculture and forestry. The Racial Justice…

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Prepare for Disaster: Make an Emergency Plan for your Family

Make a plan today. Your household may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact…

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Budgets are a Statement of Values: How does the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Value Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience? 

On August 10th, the Senate passed, by a vote of 69-30, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  The infrastructure package was the product of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and led by a bipartisan…

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Tips and Tools for Combating Extreme Heat

A Heat Emergency California is enduring one of the hottest summers on record, and climate change will make heat more extreme and frequent in coming years. Heat is deadly and…

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North Bay Forest Improvement Program Application Clinic August 4, 2021

Looking for assistance in applying to the North Bay Forest Improvement Program? Join us for a virtual application clinic to answer your questions about the program and application process. Applications for this…

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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…

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Disconnected: Understanding Communication System Failures During Disasters

By Scott Adams In our technology-dependent world, communications systems are our lifelines. We count on them for situational awareness, emergency alerts and warnings, disaster response, vital information, social connectedness, work,…

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Planning for One Year After the Fire Community Commemoration

About this Meeting For this meeting we invited people who each approached their one year later date in a different way: from organizing a large county event, to a very…

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Paying it Forward in 2020

Fire Survivors Convene for RNBF Community Conversation in Talent, OR Amidst a global pandemic, the west coast experienced a devastating fire season. In California alone, over one million acres burned…