This page contains links for information about California wildfires, and resources to help prepare for and recover from the impacts of fire.
Current drought conditions for the California Region. The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the USDA, and NOAA.
Specialty crops – fruit, vegetables, and nuts – are the mainstay of California agriculture. California is by far the number one US producer of specialty crops both in quantity and in diversity, with a total of over 400 different crops recorded.

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Specialty crops – fruit, vegetables, and nuts – are the mainstay of California agriculture. California is by far the number one US producer of specialty crops both in quantity and in diversity, with a total of over 400 different crops recorded.

California has 33 million acres of forest land, one-third of the state’s total land area. Sixty percent of this forest is publicly owned - for example, by the USDA Forest Service and the National Park Service.

California has a large and diverse livestock industry: it is the number one dairy state in the nation and is also a leading producer of beef cattle, broiler chickens, eggs, turkey, sheep, and goats.

The US Forest Service has estimated that over 102 million trees have died in the Sierra Nevada since 2010; other parts of the State have also experienced increased rates of tree mortality. This unprecedented tree mortality event has been attributed to the…

The Southwest and California Climate Hubs collaborated to produce this report describing the potential vulnerability of specialty crops, field crops, forests, and animal agriculture to climate-driven environmental changes.