Rich Pedroncelli | AP
Governor Gavin Newsom discusses emergency preparedness during a visit to CalFire Colfax Station of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Colfax, California.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said Friday an emergency all over the state, as a result of "widespread destruction of trees throughout the state" and the degradation of forest conditions, which have increased the risk of forest fires.
In January, the President again reiterated his attack on California's forest management practices and threatened to cut federal aid.
The lion's share of forest land in California is controlled by the federal government.
Last year, California experienced more than 7,600 wildfires that charred more than 1.8 million acres, compared to 1.3 million acres in 2017. Six of the 10 fires the most destructive of the state have occurred in the past two years.
The most devastating fire of the state was the camp fire last November, which ravaged the city of Paradise in northern California, killing 86 people and more than 10,000 people. destroyed houses.
Newsom criticized Trump's threats and defended the state's forest management.
The governor announced earlier this year that the state would spend $ 1 billion for forest land management over the next five years, with funds coming from auctions through cap-and-penny auctions. 39, exchange in California. In addition, Newsom has proposed to the state to spend more than $ 300 million to improve its planning and response to forest fires and other disasters.