The Pacific Region’s Branch of Forestry and Wildland Fire Management is responsible for providing coordination, management, planning, oversight and monitoring for all activities related to development and protection of Indian trust natural resources on over 500 thousand acres of Indian trust lands in California. The Region is made up of four agency offices: Northern California, Central California, Southern California and Palm Springs. The Region has 17 forestry/fire staff members to provide services to the 104 federally recognized tribes in California. Staff are managed under the Regional Fire Management Officer and located throughout different agency offices.

Located at the Region Office:

Regional Fire Management Officer - Nate Gogna


phone: 916-978-6177

Administrative Officer, Natural Resources - Julie White


phone: 916-978-6146

Regional Fire Operations Specialist - Matt Flying


phone: 916-978-6016

Regional Aviation Specialist - George Violante


phone: 916-978-6030

Located Remotely:

Regional Fuels Specialist - Greg Perry (remote located in Redding)


phone: 530-223-7969

Fuels Module Leader - Arnold DeGarmo (remote located in Cedarville)


phone: 530-279-2809

Natural Resources Specialist, Fuels & GIS - John Mosley


phone: 916-978-6053

Located in Southern California Agency:

Wildland Fire Operations Specialist - Ray Ruiz Sr. (Acting FMO for SCA)


phone: 951-276-6624 ext. 253

Agency Fuels Specialist - Chris Moore


phone: 951-276-6624 ext. 259