The Venado Declaration


A call to action from California’s scientists, land managers and former government leaders

Rolling hills dotted with oak trees and a single lane road winding among them.


Together, we can change our fire future--from the current trajectory toward continued disaster--toward one where landscapes and people thrive.

You can help make this better fire future a reality.

Sign on to the Venado Declaration and commit to take action within your sphere of influence.

In September 2021, Governor Jerry Brown convened a group of California experts and managers to discuss the fire crisis and identify solutions to guide the management of our landscapes and the resilience of our communities. This group enthusiastically invites you to join the conversation and take action to address our shared fire challenges. The pathway to a better fire future is to work together and individually and collectively commit to action and shared principles.