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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

Jul
26
Wed
9:00 am Planning Work Group Meeting @ Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines
Planning Work Group Meeting @ Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Planning Work Group Meeting @ Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines | Murphys | California | United States
Agenda: Date and Time           July 26, 2017, 0900-1500 Location                     US Forest Service, Calaveras Ranger District, 5519 Highway 4, Hathaway Pines, CA 95233 (note that the location section up top will not let me input “Hathaway Pines” as[...]
Aug
9
Wed
10:00 am Monitoring WG Meeting — Teleconf... @ Teleconference -- Agenda linked below
Monitoring WG Meeting — Teleconf... @ Teleconference -- Agenda linked below
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We are trying out a teleconference in lieu of an in-person meeting this month in hopes of increasing participation. Dial in info: Call 888-844-9904 Access Code: 8683968 Click here for agenda: Not yet available…

Upcoming Related Meetings & Events

Jul
25
Tue
8:00 am Symposium: Lessons Learned – Dro... @ Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center Room
Symposium: Lessons Learned – Dro... @ Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center Room
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Symposium: Lessons Learned - Drought & Tree Mortality in the Sierra Nevada @ Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center Room | McClellan Park | California | United States
Please join the USDA California Climate Hub, US Forest Service Region 5, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the National Forest Foundation, and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative for a[...]
Aug
3
Thu
9:00 am Free Workshop: Introduction to G... @ Ebbetts Pass Fire District conference room
Free Workshop: Introduction to G... @ Ebbetts Pass Fire District conference room
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm
Introduction to Grant Writing A two-day intensive workshop to build grant writing skills for organizations and agencies in the Sierra Nevada region. Why? The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) looks to the organizations, agencies, and local[...]
Aug
7
Mon
9:30 am EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
Aug 7 @ 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[...]
Scorched by fire, California must limit rural sprawl – Sacramento Bee article by Katherine Evatt

Scorched by fire, California must limit rural sprawl – Sacramento Bee article by Katherine Evatt

This year, California is again experiencing large wildfires that threaten lives, property, wildlife habitat and water quality. Climate change, four years of drought, a century of fire suppression, and the state’s failure to stem rural sprawl have created the elements necessary for the perfect firestorm. Something has to change. But what?

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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.

New Bio Manufacturing Plant in Valley Springs

New Bio Manufacturing Plant in Valley Springs

Valley Springs is being considered for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with the potential for 24 to 34 new jobs. The company takes dead, beetle‐infested trees and other salvageable forest materials and
turns them into a variety of manufactured products such as wood pellets, cat litter and garden and soil products.

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Alpine Biomass Committee April Meeting Summary

Alpine Biomass Committee April Meeting Summary

Alpine Biomass Committee meeting on April 4, 2017 at Turtle Rock Park was well attended with 21 members of the public and agencies present. The next meeting is set for Tuesday May 2nd at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park.  The agenda is still being confirmed but we hope to... 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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