Welcome to ACCG

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

Upcoming Related Meetings & Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:30 am EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
Jul 3 @ 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[...]
Jul
12
Wed
2:00 pm Tree Mortality Meeting @ Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Tree Mortality Meeting @ Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Aug
7
Mon
9:30 am EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
Aug 7 @ 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[...]
How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

An article by LORI POTTINGER MAY 30, 2017, posted by Public Policy Institute of California

California’s mountain forests have been badly stressed by years of drought and fire suppression practices that encourage overly dense stands of trees. We talked to Scott Stephens―a forestry and wildfire expert at UC Berkeley and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network―about how unhealthy forests affect the watershed.

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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.

Field Trip to Irish O’Manual — May 31st

Field Trip to Irish O’Manual — May 31st

  The ACCG Planning Group met on 31-May-2017 at the Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines.  The main topic was the District’s Fire Prevention Program and included site visits to the Irish/O’Manuel Fuel Break and a Tree Mortality mitigation operation on its... read more
CFSC June 2017 Newsletter

CFSC June 2017 Newsletter

New issue of California Fire Science Consortium Newsletter, including a new research brief on Parsing Ecosystem Responses: Divergent Fire-Climate Patterns for California Landscapes. Read full newsletter: Click... read more
National Forest Foundation Grant Opportunity

National Forest Foundation Grant Opportunity

Grant opportunity! Closes June 26th.
MAP is a nationally competitive grant program that provides federal funds for direct on-the-ground projects benefiting America’s National Forests and Grasslands. The program supports action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, universities and Native American tribes are eligible to apply.

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NRCS Announces New District Conservationist in Jackson

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bobette Parsons as the new district conservationist at the NRCS Local Partnership Office in Jackson, California. Parsons started her new role serving Amador, Calaveras and... read more
New Bio Manufacturing Plant in Valley Springs

New Bio Manufacturing Plant in Valley Springs

Valley Springs is being considered for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with the potential for 24 to 34 new jobs. The company takes dead, beetle‐infested trees and other salvageable forest materials and
turns them into a variety of manufactured products such as wood pellets, cat litter and garden and soil products.

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