California Forest Improvement Program Updated:10/2018

The purpose of the California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) 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, and soil and water quality. Cost-share assistance is provided to private and public ownerships containing 20 to 5,000 acres of forest land. Cost-shared activities include management planning, site preparation, tree purchase and planting, timber stand improvement, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, and land conservation practices.

Contact California Forest Improvement Program


Contact California Forest Improvement Program

Stewart McMorrow
CFIP Program Manager
PO Box 944246
Sacramento, CA  94244-2460
Phone: (916) 653-8286

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • California