California Forest Improvement Program Updated:10/2013

The purpose of the California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) program is to encourage private and public investment in, and improved management of, California forest lands and resources. This focus is to ensure adequate high quality timber supplies, related employment and other economic benefits, and the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of a productive and stable forest resource system for the benefit of present and future generations.
The program scope includes the improvement of all forest resources, including fish and wildlife habitat, soil, and water quality. The program provides technical assistance to private forest landowners, forest operators, wood processors, and public agencies. Cost share assistance is provided to private forest landowners, Resource Conservation Districts, and non-profit watershed groups. Cost-shared activities include management planning, site preparation, tree purchase and planting, timber stand improvement, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, and land conservation practices for ownerships containing up to 5,000 acres of forest land.

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Contact California Forest Improvement Program


Contact California Forest Improvement Program

Jeffrey Calvert, Forestry Assistance
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
PO Box 944246
Sacramento, CA  94244-2460
Phone: (916) 653-8286

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • California