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ACCG is an informal, community-based group of diverse stakeholders that works to create fire-safe communities, healthy forests and watersheds, and sustainable local economies.

Upcoming ACCG Meetings & Events

Aug
30
Wed
all-day Meadow Monitoring Field Day @ Thompson Meadow, Calaveras District, Stanislaus National Forest
Meadow Monitoring Field Day @ Thompson Meadow, Calaveras District, Stanislaus National Forest
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day
Meadow Monitoring Field Day @ Thompson Meadow, Calaveras District, Stanislaus National Forest
You are invited to join the Forest Service and partners to help with a meadow restoration project at Thompson Meadow, located off Highway 4, about 20 miles east of Arnold. No experience is necessary. Forest[...]
Sep
13
Wed
10:00 am Monitoring WG Meeting — Teleconf... @ Teleconference -- Agenda linked below
Monitoring WG Meeting — Teleconf... @ Teleconference -- Agenda linked below
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TELECONFERENCE INFO — Dial in info: Call 888-844-9904 Access Code: 8683968 Click here for agenda: Not yet available…

Upcoming Related Meetings & Events

Aug
24
Thu
10:30 am Webinar: Stewardship Contracting @ Webinar
Webinar: Stewardship Contracting @ Webinar
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Webinar: Stewardship Contracting @ Webinar
There is still room to join Sierra Institute’s webinar on the topic of stewardship contracting. The webinar will take place on: Thursday, August 24th  10:30-11:45 am The tentative agenda is as follows: 10:30-10:35 Welcome and[...]
Sep
4
Mon
9:30 am EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
Sep 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Ebbetts Pass Property Owners’ Council meets on the first Monday of each month at the fire station in Arnold. Attendees include representatives from all the homeowners’ associations in the area, plus representatives from local[...]
Sep
13
Wed
2:00 pm Tree Mortality Meeting @ Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Tree Mortality Meeting @ Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 

ACCG Requests Budget Support from our Politicians

On August 8th, ACCG sent letters (by fax and snail mail) to Senators Feinstein and Harris and to Representative Tom McClintock urging them to support full funding of the program in the FY 18 Department of Interior budget so that we can continue to make our forests... read more
MOKELUMNE WATERSHED AVOIDED COST ANALYSIS: Why Sierra Fuel Treatments Make Economic Sense

MOKELUMNE WATERSHED AVOIDED COST ANALYSIS: Why Sierra Fuel Treatments Make Economic Sense

This study was prepared by The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the US Forest Service. The Sierra Nevada provides more than 60 percent of the developed water supply for California.
High-severity wildfire places this water supply at risk. The upper Mokelumne River watershed in
the central Sierra Nevada supplies drinking water to 1.3 million residents of the San Francisco Bay
Area and provides valuable goods and services, including but not limited to forest and agricultural
products, hydropower energy, recreation, wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration. Like other
Sierra Nevada and western watersheds, much of the Mokelumne watershed is at very high risk of
wildfire.

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Meadow Monitoring Field Day — Volunteer Opportunity!

Meadow Monitoring Field Day — Volunteer Opportunity!

You are invited to join the Forest Service and partners to help with a meadow restoration project at Thompson Meadow, located off Highway 4, about 20 miles east of Arnold. No experience is necessary. Forest service and UC Davis personnel will be on hand to provide training to volunteers. Background will be provided on meadow ecology and project design. The work will mainly consist of counting trees.

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IN THE NEWS


Please note:  The ACCG posts a variety of articles and links related to forest and community news on this site as a public service.  Those articles and links do not necessarily reflect the views of the ACCG or scientific consensus on specific forest issues.

Hiway 4 Fire Break Projects

On August 2nd, the CalAm Forestry Team (Pat McGreevey, Jan Bray, and Pete Padelford) gave a presentation to the Ebbetts Pass Property Owners Council (EPPOC). This group includes representatives from all of the homeowners’ associations in the Arnold area, and the... read more
Follow up to Irish O’Manuel Field Trip

Follow up to Irish O’Manuel Field Trip

On May 31st the Forest Service hosted a field trip to Irish O’Manuel over in the Arnold area. As part of that trip, we were taken to a section of the Arnold Rim Trail, a popular hiking area that skirts several Arnold neighborhoods through Forest Service land.... read more
Fire Break Newsletter

Fire Break Newsletter

Read the August 2017 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s newsletter here:  http://ebm.cheetahmail.com/c/tag/hBZlaFpB8VFIlB9e42kNstG-PzI/doc.html?email= Includes articles on Protecting Homes from Windblown Embers; Firewise applications and... read more
USDA Apprentice Wildland Firefighter Program

USDA Apprentice Wildland Firefighter Program

The USDA Forest Service is hiring for positions across the country. Free training. Little experience required.  Permanent job after training.  Open to ages 18-37. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AUGUST 11-25 Eldorado National Forest duty locations: Pollock Pines, Pioneer,... read more
SCALE July Newsletter

SCALE July Newsletter

This month’s newsletter is focused on water partnerships — a topic that resonated with many of you who attended the May Workshop. In the newsletter, we explore different mechanisms for connecting collaboratives with downstream water users. Read the entire... read more


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