California Department of Forestry

New Cal Fire unit chief takes the helm

From his large wooden desk at the Auburn Cal Fire headquarters, George Morris III has an eagle’s eye view of the fire-prone American River Canyon he is now tasked with protec ...

Fire fee just a lot of hooey

Everybody I know agrees with Mrs. Louis Muller (“Displeased at being ‘chosen’ for fee,” Reader Input, Oct. 5). We were shocked to receive the “Be Prepared” notification ...

Residents confused, angered upon receipt of fire fee notice

During the past week, Roger Perkins went to his mailbox in North Auburn expecting to receive birthday cards and the usual mailings, but something unusual caught his eye. Perkins ce ...

Displeased at being ‘chosen’ for fee

“Out of the blue” comes this letter from the State of California saying “Be Prepared!” Apparently, we have been “chosen” as Placer County property owners to pay a new ...

Chipper service worth the cost

We have called on the California Department of Forestry chipper program over the past several years and have never been disappointed. The crews are always efficient and careful. ...