Description: This DPA layer delineates the dividing lines between land that will be provided wildland fire protection by the State, Federal, and Local agencies. The Cooperative Fire Management Agreement (CFMA) between the federal agencies and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is the primary mechanism that provides the framework for wildland fire protection responsibilities statewide. Through this mechanism the state has been divided into practical Direct Protection Areas (DPAs) corresponding with each agency's responsibility. The participating agencies submit proposal for changes to their DPA where necessary. If changes are agreed upon by all parties involved, then the change is approved and the layer is updated.
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Copyright Text: USDA Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service/Bureau of Indian Affairs/Bureau of Land Management/Fish and Wildlife Service, and various local governments.