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Post-Fire Forest Resources

General Post-Fire

UCCE Wildfire Recovery Website

Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners

This publication discusses issues that forest landowners should consider following a wildfire in their forest, including how to assess fire impacts, protect valuable property from damage due to erosion, where to go for help and financial assistance, how to salvage dead trees or replant on your land, and how to claim a casualty loss on your tax return. 

Survival of Fire-Injured Conifers in California 

A guide for assessing fire-injured common conifers found in California, including Douglas-fir and Ponderosa Pine.

Handbook for Forest, Ranch and Rural Roads

All encompassing guide for maintaining, designing, upgrading and closing rural roads.  Helpful to mitigate post-fire erosion from damaged roads, skid trails, and dozer lines.

Oak Management 

Burned Oaks: Which Ones Will Survive?

This publication provides information on how to assess burn damage in oak trees and provides guidelines for determining whether trees should be cut down or saved.

UC Oaks 

Resource for all things oaks, including information on Oak Woodlands and Fire 


Redwood Management 

Damage and mortality assessment of redwood and mixed conifer forest types in Santa Cruz County following wildfire (Auten and Hamey, 2012)

Coast Redwood Science Symposium 2016 Archive

All the papers and research that was discussed at the 2016 Coast Redwood Science Symposium in 2016.  Including fire affects

Influence of compounding fires on coast redwood regeneration and stand structure (Brousil and Bisbing, 2017)

The enigmatic fire regime of coast redwood forests and why it matters (Varner and Jules, 2017)


Technical Assistance and Professional Resources

Technical Assistance 

Natural Resource Conservation Service

Post-fire assistance: provide technical assistance, financial assistance, and has helpful resources.  Each County has a local office.

Resource Conservation District

Each County has a local office that can provide technical and financial assistance.  

Sonoma RCD

Napa RCD

Marin RCD

Professional Resources

Most management activities on forest lands will require a Registered Professional Forester (RPF).

CALFIRE RPF Registration - Learn more about RPFs: training, licensing and the role of an RPF

Registered Professional Forester and Certified Rangeland Manager Roster

How to choose a Forester