California's Wildfire Crisis: A Call to Action

California’s wildfire crisis is unprecedented. Our forests have become so overgrown that the slightest sparks now trigger catastrophic fires, harming lives, property and our collective health and well-being.

The California Economic Summit, through its Elevate Rural CA initiative, has captured the gravity of the situation and urgent need for action in the report, “California’s Wildfire Crisis: A Call to Action.” As the report explains, the toll on both rural and urban communities has been enormous and will only grow without a swift and massive response. Expanding forest thinning and resiliency work, developing vibrant wood products industries, and creating thriving rural economies will be essential to the solution.

Read more in the Summit blog: California’s Wildfire Crisis: New Call to Action Report Urges Swift, Massive Response