New public/private partnership aims to protect California wildlife, reduce fire risk

New public/private partnership aims to protect California wildlife, reduce fire risk

August 19, 2017
Times-Herald

Two government agencies, a nonprofit and a logging firm signed a cooperation agreement to protect public lands and animals in California, the Mare Island-based U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region officials announced.

The Forest Service, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Sierra Pacific Industries signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their agreement to work together to conserve California spotted owls and other wildlife while coordinating wildfire risk reduction measures on federal, state and SPI lands in California, the announcement says.

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