SRA Review 2015

2015 State Responsibility Area (SRA) Review and Proposed Changes

CAL FIRE is required to maintain official maps of State Responsibility Areas (SRA), where the State has financial responsibility for preventing and suppressing fires as determined by the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (PRC 4102-4125). CAL FIRE conducts a 5 year review of SRA maps as required by PRC 4125 to capture changes in land use, for example conversion in or out of agriculture, areas of densification due to development, and other relevant changes. SRA data are updated on a more frequent basis to capture annexations and changes in federal ownership that affect SRA status. You may read more about the process in the SRA Classification System document.

Below are two documents that summarize the changes. They include:

Public Comment and the Approval Process

Changes were submitted by CAL FIRE Units and contract counties and have gone through the official approval process at the Unit, Region, and State Review Team levels. There will be a series of public hearing meetings during February to collect public input on the proposed changes. Changes will be presented to the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection for final approval on March 4th, 2015.


SRA 2015 Review Viewer


The Viewer displays the proposed changes, and has tools for zooming in to an address, changing base maps, or identifying individual changes. A Help file is provided at the upper right corner of the Viewer.



SRA Data


CAL FIRE maintains the boundaries of State Responsibility Areas (SRA) within a Geographic Information System (GIS). The data are continuously updated, and updates are released twice a year. SRA data can be downloaded here;


Contact Information


Written comments shall be submitted to the following address:

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection
Attn: Matt Dias
Acting Executive Officer
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Written comments may also be sent to the Board via facsimile at the following phone number:
(916) 653-0989

Written comments may also be delivered via e-mail at the following address: