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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

Sep
21
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
Sep 21 @ 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.

Upcoming Related Meetings & Events

Sep
23
Fri
9:00 am Forest Service Industry Day – in... @ McLellan Wildland Fire Training Center
Forest Service Industry Day – in... @ McLellan Wildland Fire Training Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Forest Service Industry Day - in Support of Tree Mortality @ McLellan Wildland Fire Training Center | McClellan Park | California | United States
Pierce Tucker, Director of Acquisition Management USFS R5, invites those interested in contracting with the USFS to join him and his team for an “Industry Day.” Please read below and forward the attached flyer to your[...]
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.

CalFire Tree Mortality Grant Program

CalFire Tree Mortality Grant Program

The State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) and Tree Mortality (TM) Grant Program has $15.75 million available for projects that focus on supporting local efforts to remove dead and dying trees that pose a threat to public health and safety and for projects that reduce the wildfire threat to habitable structures within State Responsibility Areas (SRA).

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BLM Forms Tree Mortality Fire Prevention and Education Team

BLM Forms Tree Mortality Fire Prevention and Education Team

Faced with thousands of acres of dead trees that have contributed to devastating wildfires in the Sierras, the Bureau of Land Management has formed a team to determine how to manage the dead trees to minimize wildfire risk and protect the public. The Mother Lode Field Office is facing one of the largest tree mortality events in recent history. Approximately one third of its land, nearly 60,000 acres, has been affected with conifer mortality.

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California plans to log its drought-killed trees

California plans to log its drought-killed trees

Cutting down dead trees may not reduce wildfire risk. It may seem logical that all these dead trees would fuel massive conflagrations. Scientists, however, say climate, not dead trees, drives fire risk. That leaves California poised to log millions of standing dead trees without addressing a central -question: Are they actually a fire hazard?

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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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