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.read more
Entomologist Diana Six is focused on the beetle infestation that is wiping out conifer forests in western North America. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she explains why the key to combating this climate-related scourge is deciphering the trees’ genetic ability to adapt.read more
Check out Cal Fire’s Special Report: “The Bark Beetle Epidemic and How you Can Protect your Trees”read more
Post fire resources for those affected by the Butte Fire are available from many agencies and organizations. Below are just a few places to begin.read more
The science of post-fire management is oddly compatible with the economic realities facing national forest managers. Large salvage sales require in-depth environmental analyses and can take years to complete. Most attract litigation, leaving dead and dying trees to rot while opponents duke it out in court.read more
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a Bioenergy Fellow to facilitate the implementation of a biomass processing facility in Wilseyville, California. The Fellow will work with Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS) on advancing a facility in the area, building on work CHIPS has already completed for this projectread more
Position Announcement: Natural Resource Social Science Internship. Applications Due: Monday, April 25, 2016.
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for a motivated individual to fill the six month position of a Natural Resources Social Science Intern.
CDFW will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, to discuss the draft Solicitation. The public is invited to attend and provide input and comments. The deadline to submit comments is April 14, 2016.read more
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.read more
Read more about the connection between the Silicon Valley and the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program in this op ed by Sierra Nevada Conservancy Boardmember Bob Kirkwood. This op ed was featured in the San Jose Mercury News on February 23, 2016.read more