Governor Newsom’s signing today of the $536 million in “early action” funding for wildfire prevention is a major victory for all Californians and the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). The leadership of Governor Newsom and the California Legislature in working together to ensure immediate access to these funds for fire resilience efforts does not go unnoticed.
CCA has advocated for early action funding to address wildfire resilience since November of 2020, specifically calling for $500 million in early action wildfire funding and requesting that at least $50 million be earmarked for prescribed fire. The establishment of these early action funds are one step of many still need towards ensuring increased management of California’s landscapes. Ranchers across the state are ready to assist with putting in the work needing to happen on the ground now to create more fire resilient lands and communities.