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
11
Wed
9:00 am Planning Work Group Meeting @ USFS Calaveras Ranger District Office, (in Hathaway Pines)
Planning Work Group Meeting @ USFS Calaveras Ranger District Office, (in Hathaway Pines)
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
   
May
18
Wed
9:30 am ACCG Monthly Meeting
ACCG Monthly Meeting
May 18 @ 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

Aug
26
Fri
1:30 pm Upper Mokelumne River Watershed ... @ EBMUD Pardee Center, McLean Hall
Upper Mokelumne River Watershed ... @ EBMUD Pardee Center, McLean Hall
Aug 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority (UMRWA) Meeting @ EBMUD Pardee Center, McLean Hall | Valley Springs | California | United States
The Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority (UMRWA, or Authority) is a Joint Powers Authority comprised of six water agencies and the counties of Amador, Calaveras and Alpine. The six water agencies are Amador Water Agency,[...]
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[...]
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

Tree Mortality:  The Need for Local Infrastructure

Tree Mortality: The Need for Local Infrastructure

The forests of the Sierra have been heavily impacted by drought, bark beetles, and poor land management. The ACCG believes it vital for local and state entities to support both current and new infrastructure to help mitigate these impacts. This includes keeping current biomass facilities open and functioning (the closest facility is the recently closed biomass power plant in Buena Vista, near Ione), as well as supporting the development of new biomass infrastructure.

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US Forest Service Jobs:  Youth Conservation Corps applications are due!

US Forest Service Jobs: Youth Conservation Corps applications are due!

The Eldorado National Forest will be hiring 24 new Youth Conservation Corps enrollees this summer! Three crews will be reporting to the Supervisor’s Office and one crew will report to the Pacific Ranger District. Students will be working for eight weeks from June 6 – July 29, 2016. Application are due by 4:30 pm on March 18, here at the Supervisor’s Office, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA.

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US Forest Service Jobs:   2016 R5 Fire Hire Eldorado National Forest

US Forest Service Jobs: 2016 R5 Fire Hire Eldorado National Forest

The Eldorado National Forest (ENF) will be filling an Engine Captain, Fire Engine Operator, Hotshot Captain, two Suppression Battalions, an ECC Dispatcher (5/6/7) and a Supervisory Dispatcher (8/9) at the 2016 R5 Spring Fire Hire. Apply to any/all positions for which you qualify in the event there is a “Backfill.” Refer to the attached ENF Fire Outreach notice for appropriate vacancy announcement numbers. Announcements are open from 3/21-3/30/2016.

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Understanding and Addressing Emerging Frustration Among Citizens’ Collaborative Groups Interacting with the USDA Forest Service

Understanding and Addressing Emerging Frustration Among Citizens’ Collaborative Groups Interacting with the USDA Forest Service

Unless action is undertaken to confront the problem of deepening frustrations by many citizens’ collaborative groups, it is likely that the collaborative outcomes envisioned by the USDA Forest Service will not be achieved. It is the hope of the authors that this paper will be instrumental in beginning a national dialogue concerning this growing trend of frustration among citizens’ collaborative groups working with the Forest Service and that actions can be taken to strengthen citizen collaboration.

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