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Making Private California Forests More Fire-Resistant

American Forest Foundation

You hear plenty about wildfires on public land, but that's got a lot to do with how MUCH Western land is owned by public agencies, primarily federal ones. 

Yet fires are not picky; they burn private lands as well.  Cal Fire is putting millions of dollars into grants to help reduce wildfire risks on private lands, including smaller parcels not involved in timber production. 

One of the grants funds the My Sierra Woods program, which includes Shasta, Tehama, and Butte Counties.  The American Forest Foundation does the work under the grant; Tom Fry, Director of Western Forest Conservation at AFF, is our guest.   

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