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

May
31
Wed
9:00 am Planning WG Meeting @ Location TBD
Planning WG Meeting @ Location TBD
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Date has been changed due to conflict with SCALE/NFF meeting in Sacramento on May 23-24.

Upcoming Related Meetings & Events

May
31
Wed
9:00 am Forest Restoration Workshop @ American Legion Hall
Forest Restoration Workshop @ American Legion Hall
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ American Legion Hall | Sutter Creek | California | United States
Forest Restoration on Land Affected by Wildfire and Tree Mortality: There are many thousands of acres in California that need reforestation or that are potential sites for forest restoration. A wide variety of practic“`es is[...]
Jun
1
Thu
11:00 am Webinar: Going Firewise and Beyo... @ On Line Webinar
Webinar: Going Firewise and Beyo... @ On Line Webinar
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
About the Webinar USAA has been on a 10-year journey to find ways to underwrite homeowners insurance in the WUI.  Find out how USAA came to offer their Firewise discount, the power of positive incentives[...]
Jun
5
Mon
9:30 am EPPOC Metting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
EPPOC Metting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
Jun 5 @ 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[...]
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.

National Fire Protection Association April Newsletter

National Fire Protection Association April Newsletter

Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire (two-day training) NFPA can help you bring this training to your area. A fire department, agency or company can bring this training to a location of their choice and host a session exclusively for their team... read more
CFLR 2016-17 USFS Project Site Visits Report

CFLR 2016-17 USFS Project Site Visits Report

Updated 3/2/2017. This report provides a high-level summary of the best practiceds and innovations observed during site visits to seven CFLR projects in 2016 and 2017 and discuss next steps for further improvements to the CFLR program. The Appendix contains a... read more
Making Every Dollar Count

Making Every Dollar Count

This article presents two case studies that use federal contracting data to understand: 1) the value and types of activities being procured by the US Forest Service to accomplish forest maintenance and restoration objectives, and 2) assess the degree to which forest communities are currently benefiting from this work. We then discuss the potential of existing legislative authorities to encourage utilization of local businesses, thereby reducing leakage and helping struggling rural communities build the capacity to retain more of the dollars invested by land management agencies within their local economy.

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Amador Fire Safe Council is hiring a Coordinator

Amador Fire Safe Council is hiring a Coordinator

The Amador Fire Safe Council (AFSC) is seeking proposals from an independent contractor with the following qualifications: strong organizational and collaborative skills, grant writing and grant administration experience, wildland fire mitigation and planning experience, experience in forest management or similar experience that would be considered applicable to effectively perform as the AFSC Council Coordinator.

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