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$20 Million Available for Forestry Sector of California

SACRAMENTO– CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for California business and workforce development projects that support healthy resilient forests and the people and ecosystems that depend on them. Who? What? When? How? Competitive projects will sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A total of $20 million in funding is available. Applications will be accepted until midnight on March 8, 2024. ...

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Lunch in the Wild Coming to Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen

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OAKHURST — We’ve got some great news for the wildlife lover in your family! Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen (located at Queens Inn by the River in Oakhurst) is doing Lunch in the Wild every Thursday with animals from The Nature of Wildworks. The first animal to appear will be Griffin, the Ferruginous Hawk. This is going to be wild ...

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CAL FIRE Announces Funding for Wildfire and Forest Health Issues Research

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SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is announcing the availability of up to $5.5 million in grant funding for Forest Health Research projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for research in forest health and wildland fire science critical to the State of California that support landowners, resource agencies, fire management organizations, and decision-makers throughout the state. ...

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Rebates Now Available on Pre-Owned Electric Vehicles

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OAKLAND — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the launch of its Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program, providing qualified residential customers up to $4,000 when purchasing or leasing a pre-owned EV. The program aims to distribute more than $78 million to promote the adoption of EVs and make EV ownership more affordable for all customers. Current PG&E ...

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UCCE to Offer Post-Fire Forest Resilience Workshop

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Save the Date! Register now for a California Post- Fire Forest Resilience Workshop! Post-Fire Resilience Workshop Flyer (PDF) Online every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. February 1 to March 15 and in-person field trips on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17. Hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with CAL FIRE, California Association of Resource Conservation ...

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Cal Fire Adds New Demonstration State Forest

SACRAMENTO–The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced today the addition of a new demonstration state forest and more than 1,200 acres to its demonstration state forest system. Acquisition of these areas continue to increase opportunities for forest restoration, critical research, and public recreation, and build upon the valuable role of California’s demonstration state forest system to ...

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CAL FIRE Working 365 to Protect California Communities

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Working 365 days a year. Thousands of acres of prescribed fire treatments already making a difference. Protecting what we have while stewarding healthy forests and ecosystems is what we do. And managing California forests and landscapes to increase resiliency and keep communities safe is a never-ending job. Working with our many partners, we find windows where conditions are just right ...

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Tips for Planting Trees From “Now is the Time for Trees”

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HOME & GARDEN — Trees are virtually everywhere you turn, from your own backyard to nearby parks and forests where you enjoy hiking. They provide shade and beauty, and some even bear fruit. Beyond all the immediate benefits, you may be surprised to discover trees are also a critical key to the future. These facts and tips from the book ...

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