Category: Wildfires


Biden-Harris Administration Unveils 10-Year Wildfire Crisis Strategy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, under the Biden-Harris Administration, recently unveiled a 10-year strategy to address wildfire dangers in places where fires pose the most immediate threats to communities. The strategy, called “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” combines historic Congressional investments with…

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Newsom Takes Actions to Support Communities Impacted by Storms, Wildfires

Governor Gavin Newsom this week proclaimed a state of emergency to support counties across the state recover from storms experienced during January 2021, as well as an executive order extending consumer protections for communities impacted by wildfires last year. Executive Order N-22-21 extends prohibitions on price gouging in counties impacted by wildfires, and the emergency…

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Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Jurisdictions Recovering from Wildfires

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-20-21 to support communities impacted by recent wildfires throughout the state. The order applies to numerous Northern California counties and extends various prohibitions on price gouging in impacted counties through December 31, 2021. Additional information on the Governor’s order is available here.

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Biden Visits Northern California to Survey Wildfire Damage

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. this week visited California to survey damage from the smoldering Caldor Fire in Northern California, now the 15th largest and 16th most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. President Biden recently approved a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in El Dorado County to assist state, tribal, and local governments with wildfire…

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CAL FIRE Awards Nearly $138M in Fire Prevention Grants

This week, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced it will direct nearly $138 million in funding for 105 local fire prevention projects to help protect communities across California from wildfires. The fire prevention grants enable local organizations such as fire safe councils to implement activities that address the risk of…

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State Receives Presidential Emergency Declaration for Caldor Fire

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that, within hours of the state’s request, the White House approved a Presidential Emergency Declaration for direct federal assistance to support the response to the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado, Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties. The declaration will supplement state, local, and tribal government emergency services for the…

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