CNPS Fire Recovery Guide

An oak sapling emerges from charred ground. Credit Saxon Holt.

What should you do with your land after a wildfire?

The CNPS Fire Recovery Guide addresses that question in an easy-to-use booklet, created in response to the widespread Wine Country fires. The Guide is a collaborative effort between CNPS, North Bay partner organizations, and some of the best fire experts in the state. Sections include:

• Frequently Asked Questions
• Dos and Don’ts
• Care and Recovery
• Erosion Control
• Fire Preparedness
• Seeding
• Helpful decision trees, and more

While this Guide is designed to serve landowners in the North Bay, our hope is that others will take this material and expand and adapt it to benefit others in need elsewhere in California, today and tomorrow.

What if my land didn’t burn? Can I still have a copy?

Yes! Please download your free copy today!

Natural recovery in spring 2013 after the 2012 North Fire along Cow Mountain in Mendocino County Photo: Kerry Heise

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The land healing on its own with resprouting shrubs and germinating wildflowers. Photo: Reny Parker

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Nature recovering after the 2015 Valley Fire along Butts Canyon. Photo: Reny Parker


CNPS is seeking funds to update the Guide and print additional copies.

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