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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

Sep
27
Wed
9:00 am Planning Work Group Meeting @ Amador Ranger District, Pioneer, CA
Planning Work Group Meeting @ Amador Ranger District, Pioneer, CA
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Agenda: Date and Time           August 23, 2017, 9:00-12:00 Location                     US Forest Service, Amador Ranger District, 26820 Silver Drive, Pioneer, CA 95666 Discussion includes: Power Fire EIS, Upper Mokelumne Meadows Planning Grant and Bear River Allotment EA. No[...]
Oct
11
Wed
10:00 am Monitoring WG Meeting — Teleconf... @ Teleconference -- Agenda linked below
Monitoring WG Meeting — Teleconf... @ Teleconference -- Agenda linked below
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TELECONFERENCE INFO — Dial in info: Call 888-844-9904 Access Code: 8683968 Click here for agenda: Not yet available…

Upcoming Related Meetings & Events

Oct
2
Mon
9:30 am EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
Oct 2 @ 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[...]
Oct
11
Wed
2:00 pm Tree Mortality Meeting @ Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Tree Mortality Meeting @ Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Nov
6
Mon
9:30 am EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
EPPOC Meeting @ Arnold Fire Station Conference Room
Nov 6 @ 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[...]
MOKELUMNE WATERSHED AVOIDED COST ANALYSIS: Why Sierra Fuel Treatments Make Economic Sense

MOKELUMNE WATERSHED AVOIDED COST ANALYSIS: Why Sierra Fuel Treatments Make Economic Sense

This study was prepared by The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the US Forest Service. The Sierra Nevada provides more than 60 percent of the developed water supply for California.
High-severity wildfire places this water supply at risk. The upper Mokelumne River watershed in
the central Sierra Nevada supplies drinking water to 1.3 million residents of the San Francisco Bay
Area and provides valuable goods and services, including but not limited to forest and agricultural
products, hydropower energy, recreation, wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration. Like other
Sierra Nevada and western watersheds, much of the Mokelumne watershed is at very high risk of
wildfire.

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Meadow Monitoring Field Day — Volunteer Opportunity!

Meadow Monitoring Field Day — Volunteer Opportunity!

You are invited to join the Forest Service and partners to help with a meadow restoration project at Thompson Meadow, located off Highway 4, about 20 miles east of Arnold. No experience is necessary. Forest service and UC Davis personnel will be on hand to provide training to volunteers. Background will be provided on meadow ecology and project design. The work will mainly consist of counting trees.

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How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

An article by LORI POTTINGER MAY 30, 2017, posted by Public Policy Institute of California

California’s mountain forests have been badly stressed by years of drought and fire suppression practices that encourage overly dense stands of trees. We talked to Scott Stephens―a forestry and wildfire expert at UC Berkeley and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network―about how unhealthy forests affect the watershed.

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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.

Field Trip to Irish O’Manual — May 31st

Field Trip to Irish O’Manual — May 31st

  The ACCG Planning Group met on 31-May-2017 at the Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines.  The main topic was the District’s Fire Prevention Program and included site visits to the Irish/O’Manuel Fuel Break and a Tree Mortality mitigation operation on its... read more
CFSC June 2017 Newsletter

CFSC June 2017 Newsletter

New issue of California Fire Science Consortium Newsletter, including a new research brief on Parsing Ecosystem Responses: Divergent Fire-Climate Patterns for California Landscapes. Read full newsletter: Click... read more
National Forest Foundation Grant Opportunity

National Forest Foundation Grant Opportunity

Grant opportunity! Closes June 26th.
MAP is a nationally competitive grant program that provides federal funds for direct on-the-ground projects benefiting America’s National Forests and Grasslands. The program supports action-oriented projects that enhance outdoor experiences, forest and ecosystem health, and engage local communities in caring for their public lands. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, universities and Native American tribes are eligible to apply.

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NRCS Announces New District Conservationist in Jackson

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bobette Parsons as the new district conservationist at the NRCS Local Partnership Office in Jackson, California. Parsons started her new role serving Amador, Calaveras and... read more
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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