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BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES

From reducing fuel load on your property to crop insurance, there are many things you can do today to prevent or at least mitigate destruction in the event of a natural disaster. The below resources offer tips and tools for you, your farm and your community.

"Having survived a wildfire, but losing my home and barn in the process, these days I'm much more aware of the steps we farmers can take now so that when disaster does hit, it's not so destructive."
David Cooper
Oak Hill Farm

LAND, ECOSYSTEM & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Resources to help you prepare your home, your property and the land for disaster. 

Earth, Fire, and Water

CAFF Sends Fellow to Fire Practitioner Training Last fall, CAFF’s Wildfire Resilience Program sent Josh Harjes, its resident Grizzly Corps fellow, to a Firefighter Type 2 training in northwestern Sonoma County. There he learned about fire lighting techniques, fire suppression

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2023

Happy wildfire community preparedness day! Have you ever looked at your calendar and noticed there’s a holiday that you’ve never heard of before? Sure, there are the ones that are quite well-known, but every once in a while you see

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Episode 3: First Rain Farm- Nevada City

In this episode, we travel to First Rain Farm in Nevada County, where Tim Van Wagner is integrating a number of effective wildfire preparation methods on his property, as well as those of his neighbors and surrounding community. By combining

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Episode 2: Wild Oat Hollow Penngrove, CA

In this episode, Sarah Keiser of Wild Oat Hollow in Penngrove, CA describes her entry into ranching and how her love of the land positioned her to become a leader in developing and supporting community grazing cooperatives. Join us as

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PROTECTING LIVESTOCK

Resources to help you prepare livestock in the event of a wildfire. 

Ag/Livestock Pass Programs in California

What is an Ag/Livestock Pass? The Agriculture and Livestock Pass Identification Card is a form of verification that allows farmers and ranchers to access their properties and tend to their crops and livestock during disaster evacuations when conditions have been

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Episode 3: First Rain Farm- Nevada City

In this episode, we travel to First Rain Farm in Nevada County, where Tim Van Wagner is integrating a number of effective wildfire preparation methods on his property, as well as those of his neighbors and surrounding community. By combining

Read More »

Episode 2: Wild Oat Hollow Penngrove, CA

In this episode, Sarah Keiser of Wild Oat Hollow in Penngrove, CA describes her entry into ranching and how her love of the land positioned her to become a leader in developing and supporting community grazing cooperatives. Join us as

Read More »
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5 Key Wildfire Resilience Practices

It’s not always obvious that some of the ecological farming practices used frequently by farmers, also provide wildfire protection and recovery benefits. Check out the infographic below which was developed by our cross team at CAFF to learn more! Click

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Community Grazing

Build resilience by transforming our wildland-urban-interface from neighborhoods into communities with grazing ruminants while increasing each community’s ability to withstand wildfire and drought by grazing livestock across property lines.

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Animals in Disaster online training course, FEMA

This course is intended to help animal owners, care providers, and industries to understand incident management. The objectives of this course are to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners and care providers, and to describe how typical hazards affect

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INSURANCE

Insurance options to help protect your crops and property against natural disasters.

Micro Farm Program

Information about The Micro Farm program offered through the USDA. The Micro Farm program provides a risk management safety net for all commodities on your farm under one insurance policy. This insurance plan is tailored for any farm with up

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CA Dept. of Insurance

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) provides several information guides, tips and  tools to help you understand home/residential insurance so that you can make the best decision for your situation.  If you do not find the information you need, we invite you

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The FAIR Plan

The FAIR Plan provides insurance as a last resort, and should be used only after a diligent effort to obtain coverage in the voluntary market has been made.

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PREPARING YOUR COMMUNITY

Tips and resources to help your community prepare collectively for the event of disaster, from mobilizing your neighborhood to local policies.

Earth, Fire, and Water

CAFF Sends Fellow to Fire Practitioner Training Last fall, CAFF’s Wildfire Resilience Program sent Josh Harjes, its resident Grizzly Corps fellow, to a Firefighter Type 2 training in northwestern Sonoma County. There he learned about fire lighting techniques, fire suppression

Read More »

Community Wildfire Planning Center

This non-profit organization believes in empowering people through wildfire education and action. They assist state and local governments, fire departments, land managers, and residents in creating safe and vibrant places. Also, they inspire change by facilitating positive outcomes. Check out

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2023

Happy wildfire community preparedness day! Have you ever looked at your calendar and noticed there’s a holiday that you’ve never heard of before? Sure, there are the ones that are quite well-known, but every once in a while you see

Read More »

Episode 2: Wild Oat Hollow Penngrove, CA

In this episode, Sarah Keiser of Wild Oat Hollow in Penngrove, CA describes her entry into ranching and how her love of the land positioned her to become a leader in developing and supporting community grazing cooperatives. Join us as

Read More »

GENERAL FARM DISASTER PLANNING RESOURCES

Community Wildfire Planning Center

This non-profit organization believes in empowering people through wildfire education and action. They assist state and local governments, fire departments, land managers, and residents in creating safe and vibrant places. Also, they inspire change by facilitating positive outcomes. Check out

Read More »

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2023

Happy wildfire community preparedness day! Have you ever looked at your calendar and noticed there’s a holiday that you’ve never heard of before? Sure, there are the ones that are quite well-known, but every once in a while you see

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Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide

This Guide includes specific recommendations for how to retrofit existing components of a home to withstand wildfire. The illustrations throughout the Guide are intended to show best practices for reducing the vulnerability of a home to wildfire.

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fire and agriculture logo

5 Key Wildfire Resilience Practices

It’s not always obvious that some of the ecological farming practices used frequently by farmers, also provide wildfire protection and recovery benefits. Check out the infographic below which was developed by our cross team at CAFF to learn more! Click

Read More »

The Aftermath

Once the smoke has cleared, there’s a lot more to do than just assess the damage. The steps you take in the aftermath of a natural disaster can help position you, your farm and your community for a healthy and equitable recovery. From financial aid to land management practices, these resources will help get you back on your feet and back to farming the food we need.

FARM RESILIENCE RESOURCES MADE POSSIBLE BY:

And to the hundreds of California farms, individuals and businesses that donated to The Just & Resilient Future Fund

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