California Department of Conservation recounts a year of accomplishments in 2022.
Celebrating a New Tribal Conservation Corps Program – and Multigenerational Climate Action
California Department of Conservation and Resources Agency announce tribal conservation corps program.
From Watershed Health Seeds to Landscape-Scale Returns
Our forest health coordination and capacity building investments are showing returns.
After Wildfire, Geologists Prepare for the Next Hazard: Debris Flows
After devastating wildfires, California Geological Survey and CAL FIRE teams scout the blackened ground for signs of potential debris flows.
Protecting Forests for the Other California Gold: Lumber
The lumber industry has a long history in California. Sutter’s Mill, where the discovery that started the Gold Rush was made, wasn’t a flour mill or sugar mill; it was a sawmill. Lumber’s Unfortunate Legacy Vast forests helped build and heat homes for the miners, the merchants, and the rest that followed, helping to turn…
$1.2 Billion for DOC Programs in Governor’s May Revise Budget Proposal
The Governor’s 2021-2022 May Revise proposal includes $1.2 billion that would allow the DOC to do important work on environmental, public safety, and quality of life issues in California.
CGS Geologists Assess Multiple Fire Burn Areas for Landslide Potential: 10-1-20 Update
Wildfires are a disaster that can spawn yet another disaster. Fire eliminates ground covering on slopes, exposing the soil underneath and making it more susceptible to debris flows. Such events can be catastrophic, as was the case in Montecito (Santa Barbara County) in 2018. David Longstreth, senior engineering geologist in California Geological Survey’s (CGS) Forest and Watershed Geology program, is one…
Funding Available to Hire Local Watershed Coordinators
We are excited to announce a funding opportunity that allows local entities to hire watershed coordinators.
DOC’s Women in Science Making a Difference
Women In Science Day “The Department of Conservation is home to dozens of earth science experts and experienced, talented staff. From professional engineers, to geologists, botanists, environmental scientists, and more, DOC is proud many of our science-based positions are held by women. I am proud of the contributions DOC’s women scientists are making toward helping California achieve…
New Year New Faces at DOC
A new year means new faces for our Faces of Conservation project. Faces of Conservation does just that. It puts a face to the work our staff do daily, often outside of the public eye. We are committed to employing top scientists, engineers, technicians, supervisors, and support staff and leveraging their talent to help balance…