Golden State Natural Resources Preserves California’s Forests, Protects People and Wildlife, and Provides Sustainable Solutions to California’s Communities.

California’s forests are a gift – one that must be preserved. Our state’s 33 million acres of forestland capture millions of tons of CO2 every year to clean our air and water, provide habitat for some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, support local economies, and serve as sacred spiritual and cultural centers for indigenous and local communities.

Due to a combination of the impacts of climate change, catastrophic threats like wildfires and decades-long fire suppression practices, our forests have become a danger to the environment, to the animals and plants which inhabit them, to life and property, and to their own existence.

This is a big problem that needs innovation and many solutions. Golden State Natural Resources is one solution. Golden State Natural Resources is a forest resiliency initiative with a mission to enhance quality of life, public safety, economic development, and the environment in California. By transforming excess and unmarketable fire fuels into a marketable wood product, Golden State Natural Resources endeavors to create fire resilient landscapes and fire adaptive communities. This program will create jobs, stimulate rural economies, and alleviate dangerous wildfire conditions.

OUR COMMITMENT

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FOREST RESILIENCY

With the vision of a thriving forest, Golden State Natural Resources brings together committed public and private entities with the expertise and resources to create thriving forests that produce healthy trees, clean air and water, and enhanced wildlife habitat.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY

We are committed to protecting and enhancing the health and safety of our rural communities and residents, and natural habitats that surround them, by reducing the potential for catastrophic wildfires in California.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The development of an innovative wood product industry in California will create employment opportunities for generations to come. Golden State Natural Resources is committed to growing the economy through job creation in California’s rural communities.

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INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

The work of Golden State Natural Resources will transform excess and unmarketable fire fuels into a wood product, reducing catastrophic wildfire risk, strengthening the wood industry in California, and catalyzing wood-related research and development.

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QUALITY OF LIFE

Reducing fuel for forest fires benefits all Californians by contributing to improved air quality, increased carbon reduction, watershed health, wildlife habitat enhancement, organic waste diversion, and more. Golden State Natural Resources seeks to protect and enhance quality of life for all Californians.

Our Team

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Matt Kingsley

Chair, Inyo County Supervisor

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Bob Williams

Vice Chair, Tehama County Supervisor

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Stacy Corless

Mono County, District 5

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Doug Teeter

Butte County, District 5

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Michael Kobseff

Siskiyou County, District 3

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