California Natural Resources Agency
The California Natural Resources Agency has a remarkable set of responsibilities. Our departments, conservancy and commissions fight wildfires, protect fish and wildlife, restore nature, deliver water, run parks, manage the economic use of energy resources, and enable Californians and nature to thrive together in ways that celebrate our diverse cultures and tell our state’s history. Our key priorities are to strengthen California’s climate resilience as part of our state’s global leadership to combat climate change, advance biodiversity, expand nature-based solutions, and expand all Californians’ access to parks, open space, nature and cultural amenities.
California’s Forest and Wildfire Resilience Action Plan
California is facing a growing forest and wildfire crisis. To help address this crisis and improve forest health, the Governor's Forest Management Task Force release in January 2021 the Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan, which is designed to strategically accelerate efforts to restore the health and resilience of California forests, grasslands and natural places, improve the fire safety of our communities; and sustain the economic vitality of rural forested areas. Unprecedented action and funding are required in order for California address this crisis.
Nature Based Solutions
Our Agency is coordinating the first statewide Natural and Working Lands Climate Smart Strategy to drive long-term climate action across key California landscapes. This strategy was advance by Governor Newsom’s October 2020 EO N-82-20, and is intended to accelerate climate smart land management in the coming years and decades to contribute to achieving carbon neutrality and building climate resilience. We are currently holding regional workshops and encourage you to visit this page to view regular updates and more information.