California Forest Improvement Program Updated:10/2019

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:

Preparation of a Forest Management Plan by a Registered Professional Forester (RPF)
RPF Supervision of the following:

  • Reforestation
    • Site Preparation
    • Trees and Planting
    • Tree Shelters
  • Stand Improvement
    • Pre-commercial Thinning or Release
    • Pruning
    • Follow-up (includes mechanical, herbicide and/or slash disposal follow-up
  • Forestland conservation practices / fish and wildlife habitat improvement

Contact California Forest Improvement Program

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California Forest Improvement Program is not employed by or affiliated with the California Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.


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