Prescribed Fire Research and Monitoring

Following the passage of Senate Bill 1260 and Executive Order B-52-18 in 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP) created the Joint Prescribed Fire Monitoring Program to strengthen the partnership between the State’s air and fire management agencies, enhance smoke monitoring, and to support public outreach campaigns for prescribed fire. Together, we characterize both regional air quality trends related to prescribed fire, and project-scale air quality impacts from the use of prescribed fire.

 

California's Strategic Plan for Expanding the use of Beneficial Fire

CAL FIRE has a prescribed program that is focused on fuel reduction. You can read about it here: https://www.fire.ca.gov/programs/resource-management/resource-protection-improvement/vegetation-management-program/prescribed-fire/

Program Updates

The most recently monitored burns were at Henry Coe State Park, Wilder State Park, Inyo National Forest, and Bouverie Wildflower Preserve.