General Information :
- CAL FIRE's List of LTOs
License Timber Operators or “LTOs” are persons who have been licensed under the Forest Practice Act law and are authorized to conduct forest tree cutting and removal operations.
NOTE: Not all LTOs listed on CAL FIRE's site are on Forest Care's Courtesy List of Licensed Timber Operators.
- Hiring a Licensed Timber Operator
Tips to think about when hiring a licensed timber operator for work around your home.
- Landowner’s Guide to Forest Care
An overview of the process of Forest Care and definitions of commonly used terms.
- Maintaining Your Forest Care Plan
Tips, yearly checklists, and resources to maintain healthy conditions on your property into the future.
- Erosion Control
A great guide to preventing soil erosion on your property, put out by the NRCS.
- Bird Friendly Tree Trimming Guide
Downloadable Resources for Participants:
- Forest Care Reimbursement Request Form
The reimbursement form to send in with your receipts when the work on your property is finished.
- Forest Care Management Standards
This document explains the details about who may do the work for Forest Care, the standards for acceptance of a completed project, and important regulations of which to be aware.
- CDF Exemption Form 1038c
Form to be submitted to CDF for tree removal on private property.
- Courtesy List of Licensed Timber Operators
- Lessons from the 2003 Wildfire
- Living in Southern California Forests
- Sixty Years of Change
- Angora Fire - Lake Tahoe 2007
An Assessment of Fuel Treatment Effects on Fire Behavior, Suppression Effectiveness and Structure Ignition on the Angora Fire
- Collaborating for Success: Community Wildfire Protection Planning in the Arizona White Mountains
- Valuation of Tree Aesthetics on Small Urban-Interface Properties
- The Experience of Community Residents in a Fire-Prone Ecosystem:
A Case Study on the San Bernardino National Forest (PDF)
The Forest Steward:
- Forest Steward Summer 2006
Articles on fuels reduction, Santa Ana winds, ecosystem health, and how fire spreads across the landscape.
- Forest Steward Winter 2007
A summary for residents on the various fuels reduction assistance available through many local sources.
- Forest Steward Spring 2009
A look at how fuels reduction affects the local wildlife of the San Bernardino Mountains.