Forest Health Research Program

The CAL FIRE Forest Health Research Program supports scientific studies that provide critical information and tools to forest landowners, resource agencies, fire management organizations and policy makers across California on a variety of topics related to forest health and management.

The Forest Health Research Program is funded through the California Climate Investments program (Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund) and managed by the Fire and Resource Assessment Program at CAL FIRE. Additional opportunities for research funding are available through other CAL FIRE programs.


Measuring the Forest

Program Updates

Sumi Hoshiko from the CA Dept. of Public Health and ShihMing Huang and Dr. Samantha Kramer from Sonoma Technologies, Inc. presented their Forest Health Research grant-funded work in a FRAP-sponsored webinar.

You can see presentation slides here: "Public Health Impact of Prescribed Fire (PHIRE) Study - Smoke Exposure" 

You can see the recording of the webinar here:

The solicitation period for FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22 applications is now closed. We expect the next solicitation to open in Fall of 2022.

The Forest Health Research Program has announced all awards for FY 2020-21 and 2021-22. Click here for the list of awards made September 30, 2021. Click here for the list of awards made February 2, 2022.

Click here to view a list of applications received for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 & 2021-22 round of funding.


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For questions or concerns related to the Forest Health Research Program, please contact

For questions or concerns related to the greater Forest Health Program, please visit their website here.

Please visit California's grants portal for this and other opportunities:

A portion of the funds being are made available through California Climate Investments.