How to Use the CalVTP

Project proponents can use the CalVTP to comply with CEQA if they are proposing vegetation treatments consistent with the CalVTP Program EIR. 

Who is a project proponent?

  • Any local or state agency providing funding or with land ownership and/or land management, or other regulatory responsibility in the treatable landscape.  
  • This includes CAL FIRE, Counties, Cities, Water Agencies, Special Districts, Open Space Districts, State Parks, CDFW, Universities, Conservancies, and many other public agencies.  

The CalVTP Program 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 Program EIR, Volume II)

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

CEQA Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations template

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

CDFW Contacts for CalVTP Projects

CalVTP Training FAQs



Please visit the CalVTP Homepage for more information.


For general questions, please send inquiries to