Landscape Recovery and Restoration

Erosion Control

Following a wildfire, soil erosion is a top concern. Locations at an increased risk for erosion and debris flow include:

  • Exposed bare mineral soil
  • No vegetation covering ground
  • Severely burned soil
  • Steep slopes
  • Land located downslope of burned areas

There are some options available to minimize the impacts of erosion. You can learn more about these options by clicking here. For details on using barriers to control erosion after a wildfire, check here

PG&E Programs and Services

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) have some programs and services available that may be useful for wildfire survivors. 

The Wildfire Wood Management Program helps landowners recovery from wildfire by offering to manage or haul wildfire wood. Please note, only wood felled by PG&E in response to a wildfire is eligible for management or hauling under this program. For more information on this program you can click here, call 1-800-687-5720 or email

For questions about wood management for PG&E's other vegetation management work, please call 1-800-564-5080 or email

Forest Regeneration, Reforestation, and Vegetation Management

For information on forest regeneration following fires, please click here.

Resources for Reforestation and Vegetation Management:

Landscape Mulches

A common landscape practice, some may be looking to add mulch to their property as they return. Many mulches are combustible, increasing risk especially in fire-prone areas. To help identify which mulch is best for your project while reducing combustibility risk, check out The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches

Additional Resources and Information