CalVTP

CalVTP Notice of Preparation

The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the proposed California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP), described below. Under the CalVTP, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) would implement vegetation treatments to reduce wildfire risks and avoid or diminish the harmful effects of wildfire on the people, property, and natural resources in the State of California. To counteract decades of fire suppression, vegetation treatment activities would be designed to reduce fire fuels, improve protection from wildfire through strategically located fuel breaks, and mimic a natural fire regime using prescribed burning. In addition, ecosystem restoration activities would be designed to approximate natural habitat conditions, processes, and values to those occurring prior to the period of fire suppression. The PEIR will analyze the potential environmental effects of the proposed CalVTP.

The response period for this Notice of Preparation is January 30 through March 1, 2019. Questions about this NoP or the CalVTP can be addressed to CalVTP@bof.ca.gov.