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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
10
Wed
9:00 am Planning Work Group Meeting @ Calaveras Ranger District Office, Hathaway Pines
Planning Work Group Meeting @ Calaveras Ranger District Office, Hathaway Pines
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
   
Aug
17
Wed
9:30 am ACCG Monthly Meeting @ Jackson in even months, West Point in odd months
ACCG Monthly Meeting @ Jackson in even months, West Point in odd months
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly meeting is held in West Point or Jackson. For 2016, odd months are in West Point, even months are in Jackson.  Check here for location, agenda and meeting notes.
Sep
14
Wed
9:00 am Planning Work Group Meeting @ Calaveras Ranger District Office, Hathaway Pines
Planning Work Group Meeting @ Calaveras Ranger District Office, Hathaway Pines
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
   

Upcoming Related Meetings & Events

Jul
29
Fri
8:30 am Sierra Business Council – No Cos... @ Jackson Civic Center
Sierra Business Council – No Cos... @ Jackson Civic Center
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
No Cost Title 24 Training On July 29th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Jackson Civic Center on 33 Broadway, the Sierra Business Council will host a free hands-on training for building professionals on Title 24[...]
Aug
26
Fri
1:30 pm Upper Mokelumne River Watershed ... @ EBMUD Pardee Center, McLean Hall
Upper Mokelumne River Watershed ... @ EBMUD Pardee Center, McLean Hall
Aug 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority (UMRWA) Meeting @ EBMUD Pardee Center, McLean Hall | Valley Springs | California | United States
The Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority (UMRWA, or Authority) is a Joint Powers Authority comprised of six water agencies and the counties of Amador, Calaveras and Alpine. The six water agencies are Amador Water Agency,[...]
Oct
18
Tue
9:00 am Natural Areas Association Confer... @ UC Davis Conference Cener
Natural Areas Association Confer... @ UC Davis Conference Cener
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
Natural Areas Association Conference 2016 @ UC Davis Conference Cener | Davis | California | United States
Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Areas Management: Turning Words Into Action   Join us in California for the 2016 Natural Areas Conference, Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Areas Management: Turning Words to Action. We will[...]
Causes of Biomass Plant closure explored

Causes of Biomass Plant closure explored

The failure of bioenergy to remain viable in California is a classic example of the failure of government to step in and play a role only government can play, designing a marketplace to account for long-term costs and benefits across multiple sectors, when private industry alone cannot address those issues.

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“Forests, Communities, and Fire” on KQBM Blue Mountain Radio

“Forests, Communities, and Fire” on KQBM Blue Mountain Radio

Listen online at the “Forests, Communities, and Fire” website! KQBM Blue Mountain Radio 103.7 and 90.7 has recently begun airing a weekly show “Forests, Communities, and Fire,” hosted by Sierra Fellows Mary Sketch and Robert Zellers as well as previous District 2 Supervisor Steve Wilensky. The show is centered on a diversity of live and field interviews (many with representatives of the ACCG) that discuss what it means to be a steward of the land.

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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.

Biomass plants make pitch for dead trees to produce electricity – Fresno Bee

Biomass plants make pitch for dead trees to produce electricity – Fresno Bee

Trees are dying in the Sierra at modern-day unprecedented rates, posing elevated fire danger and creating health, water and air quality concerns, but a possible solution to rid the forest of dead and dying trees is getting short shrift, officials say. California’s biomass industry is set up regionally to turn agricultural waste into electricity while eliminating open burning. But many local biomass plants have closed or are closing soon because it costs less to produce electricity with solar and wind, which get subsidies that are not available to biomass.

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Alpine Biomass Committee Reports on First Public Meeting

Alpine Biomass Committee Reports on First Public Meeting

The Alpine Biomass Committee’s kickoff meeting on July 21st was a success. The sixty attendees included local residents, all five Alpine County Supervisors, U. S. Forest Service District Rangers, representatives from the Washoe community, the Amador Calaveras Consensus Group, CHIPS, the BLM, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and other agencies . There was broad consensus that

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Decision Making without All the Data

Decision Making without All the Data

“VUCA” – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity – is one of those wonky phrases that makes western water managers and local decision makers want to tear their hair out. But VUCA is the reality as our climate changes and increases the risk of catastrophic... read more
Amador Community College Foundation Survey

Amador Community College Foundation Survey

The local folks bringing community college classes to Amador are doing an employer survey.  Participation in this survey by local forest businesses and NGOs will help highlight the need for training in forest related skills. Use the link to particpate! ... read more

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