Monitoring Study Group


The MSG has been an Advisory Committee to the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF) since January 2000. From 1989 to 1999, the MSG was an “ad hoc” committee which met periodically. The MSG has, and continues, to: (1) develop a long-term program testing the effectiveness of California’s Forest Practice Rules, and (2) provide guidance and oversight to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in implementing the program. CAL FIRE has funded monitoring efforts designed to ascertain if forest practice rules protecting beneficial uses of water are being implemented and are effective since 1990.

May 2016