2024 Cap-to-Cap Wildfire Team
This is the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s newest team based upon the impacts that wildfires have brought to our quality of life in the Sacramento region and beyond.
Wildfire was one of three priority issues for the 2023 Cap-to-Cap program; this year it is being elevated as a standalone team to cover the cross-cutting issues that wildfire and forest health present.
The focus of issues will be public health, public safety, forest land management, and workforce within these arenas. Policies and funding will be advocated in support of prescribed fire, community resilience, air quality, and the use of biomass removed from our nearby forests. The team will also focus on bolstering firefighting capacity and restoration of lands that have succumbed to megafire. Given the cross-cutting interests of wildfire and forest health, there will be an intergovernmental approach to policy and funding priorities advocated by this team.
The US Forest Service Ten-year Strategy and the report from the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, will be used to align policy and funding priorities of this team.