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MaryAnne Garamendi, retired teacher, manages the Stewardship Through Education Program (STE) for K-12 students in Calaveras and Amador Counties (http://www.steonline.org/Home.html). The program focuses on watershed health and is adding four lessons on wildland fire.
As an introduction to our school programs, she has invited us to visit the annual inter-high school event called Forestry Challenge. This year it is the El Dorado Forestry Challenge – Wednesday through Saturday, October 25 to 28, 2017. More info here: http://forestrychallenge.org/2017-el-dorado-info/
Office meeting (0900-1100) followed by field trip. Please join us for possibly our last field trip up the hill until next spring.
Field Trip: SPI/USFS Power Fire Reforestation
SPI and Forest Service will highlight on the ground plantation treatments: planting density, herbicide use, and pre-commercial thinning
Craig Ostergaard (SPI) and Jeff Griffin (USFS) will lead field discussion.
Meeting agenda and specific field trip stops are still in draft. Please respond to Robin Wall if you have additional discussion points and/or field trip stop locations.
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment and the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region are hosting a two-day meeting for collaboratives and community-based organizations to identify ways these groups and the Forest Service can work together to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration. Meeting registration details and agenda to follow.
Please plan to join us for an interactive meeting focused on identifying solutions that work for forests and communities!
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 police, fire, water district, CHP, the county supervisor, and guest speakers. The public is welcome to attend these informative meetings.
The meeting summary for the Alpine Biomass Committee October meeting is available here and the draft minutes are available here. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park and will feature a presentation by Shelly Baird of California Fish and Wildlife on human – wildlife interaction.
The goal of this symposium is to better understand and promote effective collaborative-based forest management. The symposium will provide knowledge of ongoing work and will present findings from monitoring and research occurring within the ACCG footprint. Discussion sections will provide the opportunity for collaboration on the implications of the work and how to apply this knowledge to management.
Presented by the US forest Service Ecology Program and the California Fire Science Consortium.
Audience: ACCG members, land managers, researchers, regulators, planners and decision makers.
Please register online by October 31, 2017