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 boundary with the Meadowmont Subdivision in Arnold.  The District’s hosts were Jon Lucas, fuels manager, and Dave Vosti, forester. Pat McGreevy took extensive notes and compiled a report that documents many of the things we learned, including the cost of various methods for maintaining fuel breaks, when prescribed fire can be used, and a research project on biochar.. In addition, a powerpoint presentation was created. Both can be found at the links below.

See the powerpoint presentation here: Irish O’Manual Field Trip

Read the full report here: Irish O’Manual Field Trip Report.pdf