How to Use the CalVTP

Project proponents can use the California Vegetation Treatment Program to comply with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) if they are proposing vegetation treatments consistent with the CalVTP Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR). 

Who is a project proponent?

  • Any local or state agency providing funding or having land ownership and/or management or other regulatory responsibility in the treatable landscape.  
  • This includes the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Counties, Cities, Water Agencies, Special Districts, Open Space Districts, State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Universities, Conservancies, and many other public agencies.  

The CalVTP Final Programmatic EIR is applicable to projects at least partially within the State Responsibility Area (SRA), including projects on private land, if they receive state or local government grants for vegetation treatment.

The links below provide templates, examples, and instructions for using the CalVTP Project-Specific Analysis (PSA).

PSA template (Appendix PD-3 of the Programmatic EIR, Volume II)

CEQA Flow Chart for CalVTP PSA Process (Figure 1 of PSA template)

CEQA Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations template

Programmatic EIR Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP)  (Appendix B of the Programmatic EIR, Volume I)

CDFW Contacts for CalVTP Projects

CalVTP Training FAQs

Example PSA Documents & Webinar Training


Please visit the CalVTP Homepage for more information.


For general questions, please send inquiries to