Climate Change and Forestry

Forests and rangelands cover over 80 percent of the state's 100 million acres. Climate change will affect tree survival and growth, reduce the lands' productivity, change the habitat and make forests more vulnerable to wildfires with increasing temperatures. The state has various adaptation plans in place for the forest sector and rangelands. Forests also provide important opportunities for sequestering carbon dioxide and keeping it from being released into the atmosphere.

For Adaptation Information:

For Emission Reduction Information:

If you have additional questions, contact

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) .