California's Forests and Rangelands: 2015 Assessment
In 2008, the U.S. Farm Bill directed the U.S. Forest Service (under the Department of Agriculture) to coordinate with states on forest and rangelands assessments. The first coordinated report for California was completed in 2010 (see quick links on side bar).
FRAP and USFS Region 5 are now preparing for the 2015 assessment. The 2015 Assessment will revisit the topics from the 2010 Assessment as well as revive the inclusion of Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators to assess our progress toward or away from sustainable forestry.
A critical component of this preparation is soliciting input from stakeholders. We invite you to be a part of this process by participating in the Forest and Rangelands Assessment Steering Committee (FRASC). We are seeking the participation of local, state and federal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations and private stakeholders. Meetings are quarterly and serve as a forum for participants to provide input on a broad array of issues affecting forests and rangelands across California. In addition to providing input into our next assessment your participation will help inform and improve collaboration on the management of forest and rangeland resources.