Press Releases


California Fire Safe Council Announces $3.3 Million in Grants

to Help Communities Prevent Wildfire


Glendora, CA, July 2, 2015–California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce it will provide $3.3 million in federal grant funds for 25 wildfire risk reduction projects to be conducted  by at-risk communities in 22 California counties.


Funding for the 2015 CFSC Grants Clearinghouse is provided through three master grants to CFSC’s Clearinghouse by the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region.


“We would like to offer a special thank you to USFS for its support of the CFSC’s mission to help California communities respond to the growing concern over catastrophic wildfire and efforts to create fire adapted communities,” Katie Martel, Interim Executive Director said.

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 With the recent publication of an article on the Trinity County Weaverville Community Forest (WCF), as well as the completion of the brush thinning project on Musser Hill and the Oregon Fire/prescribed fire outcome, there has been much to see and hear about in the WCF.

The book Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes – University of Chicago Press, features contributions from an impressive array of scientists, conservationist, scholars, ranchers and foresters, including a Spotlight story on the WCF, written by Pat Frost, former district manager of the Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) and board member of California Fire Safe Council. Read More



Jerry Davies Elected Chairman of California Fire Safe Council

Glendora, CA—January 5, 2015. California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) has elected Jerry Davies as the new Chairman, effective January 1.

Davies replaces Pat Kidder who has served as Chairman the past four years. Kidder, a board member since the founding of CFSC, will remain on the board as an active member. Read More