The Effectiveness Monitoring Committee (EMC) Strategic Plan is updated on a three-year cycle and approved by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board). The Strategic Plan documents the Adaptive Management framework utilized by the EMC and the Board to evaluate the impacts of the Forest Practice Rules and associated regulations based on the results of EMC-funded scientific research, as well as the process to adapt rules and regulations to new information. The 2022 Strategic Plan was adopted by the Board on November 2, 2022.
The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) seeks to fill up to four (6) vacancies on the Effectiveness Monitoring Committee (EMC). The Call for Applications will be open until all seats are filled.
The Effectiveness Monitoring Committee (EMC) Annual Report and Workplan (Report) is a living document which is updated and approved by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) annually and is intended to catalogue the yearly accomplishments and status of ongoing EMC efforts.
In 2019, aerial detection surveys flown between July and August covered 41 million acres of forested land. Field staff then conducted spot ground checks on selected points and polygons to verify host and agent. This year, approximately 3.8 million acres were virtually surveyed by 13 surveyors who utilized either tablets or PCs to visually scan satellite or aerial imagery and digitize points and polygons of disturbance.
The board, assisted by the director [of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection], shall biennially determine state needs for forest management research and recommend the conduct of needed projects to the Governor and the Legislature.
The California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) is a Governor-appointed body within the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Members are appointed on the basis of their professional and educational qualification.
A vision for a natural environment that is more fire resilient; buildings and infrastructure that are more fire resistant; and a society that is more aware of and responsive to the benefits and threats of wildland fire