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CAL FIRE Forest Health Research Program FY 2023-24 – Concept Papers Due 01/31/24; Full Proposal Due 04/17/24

Opportunity Title:

Forest Health Research Program FY 2023-24


Funder/Agency:

California Climate Investments

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection


Opportunity Number:

RP-RFP-2023-01


Description:

The Forest Health Research Program (hereafter “FHRP” or “Research Program”) was

established as part of CAL FIRE’s plan for implementing the California Forest Carbon Plan. It

is one of several CAL FIRE programs funded in part or whole through California Climate

Investments (CCI) and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The mission of the Research

Program is:

1) to identify and prioritize research topics in forest health and wildland fire science critical to the State of California,

2) to fund sound scientific studies that support landowners, resource agencies, and fire management organizations within the state,

3) to ensure scientific information generated from the program is made available to support decision making and policy, and

4) to further the goals of the Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan, California Forest Carbon Plan, the California Natural and Working Lands Implementation Plan, CCI, and AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act


The following topics have been identified as priorities for study for the Research Program for

FY 2023-24. Topics are numbered for reference, but not ranked in terms of priority. Research

proposed under this solicitation must address one or more of these priority topics:

  1. Disturbance, recovery, and strategies for various types of landowners to increase forest

  2. Implementation, effectiveness, impacts, and tradeoffs of current and alternative

  3. Contemporary range of variation and trends in fire regimes, forest conditions and

  4. Forest products and utilization of forest residues related to fuel reduction and forest

  5. Human dimensions, socio-economic considerations, and environmental justice issues

  6. Improved prediction of wildland fire spread, behavior, severity, patch size, and potential

  7. (Special Topic) Development, implementation, or systematic review of ecological monitoring efforts related to vegetation treatments.


Eligibility:

Public and other nonprofit universities and affiliated academic institutions, local agencies (e.g. counties and special districts), state agencies, federal agencies, Native American tribes, private forest landowners, and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations (e.g. fire safe councils, and land trusts).


A graduate student applying under the “Graduate Student Research” project type must be

either a current graduate student or an incoming graduate student who will be enrolled prior to the project start date.


Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$4,500,000


Maximum Award:

Wildfire and Forest Research (General): $750,000

Demonstration State Forests Research: $750,000

Graduate Student Research: $100,000

Science Synthesis and Tool Development: $750,000

Special Topics Research: $250,000


Deadline:

Concept Proposals Due: 3 p.m. PST, January 31, 2024

Full Invited Proposals Due: 3 p.m. PDT, April 17, 2024



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