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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

Oct
19
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
Oct 19 @ 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
27
Tue
all-day Soil and Water Conservation Soci...
Soil and Water Conservation Soci...
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day
The Soil and Water Conservation Society, California Nevada Chapter invites you to its annual Chapter Conference/Workshop, entitled Building Resilience and Healthy Ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada Watershed.   Field Tour on September 27, 2016 Workshop[...]
Oct
15
Sat
5:30 pm Amador County Animal Rescue Tea... @ American Legion Hall
Amador County Animal Rescue Tea... @ American Legion Hall
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
SUPPORT OUR LOCAL AMADOR COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM Pig Roast & Raffle Fundraiser American Legion Hall, Sutter Hill Saturday, 5:30pm, October 15,2016 for some great food, drink and fantastic raffle prizes. Meet and support 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 – 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[...]
“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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CalFire Grant and Claim Information

CalFire Grant and Claim Information

Tom Tinsely of CalFire shared the following information: CalFire SRA Fire Prevention Fee grant link –  SRA Fire Prevention Fee Grant CalFire CFIP Grant link – CFIP Grant CalFire Claim Form for damage from fire suppression – Comp Claims... read more

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.

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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