The Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group is a community-based organization that works to create fire-safe communities, healthy forests and watersheds, and sustainable local economies.
The economies, natural environments, and communities of Amador and Calaveras County are healthy and sustainable.
How We Reach Decisions
Decision-making process of the group is defined as consensus. If consensus cannot be reached, the person or persons expressing concern are responsible for proposing an alternative which meets the same end goal. If alternatives cannot be defined immediately, the person opposing a decision is responsible for convening a meeting with relevant persons to clearly define the alternative for consideration at a subsequent meeting.
The ACCG has approved a Memorandum of Agreement, which is linked below:
As of May 2, 2011, the following partners have formally signed the MOA:
Addie Jacobsen, Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch
Cathy Koos-Brezeal, Amador Firesafe Council
Terry Woodrow, Calaveras Foothills Firesafe Council
Craig Thomas, Sierra Forest Legacy
Susan Skalski, Stanislaus National Forest
Susan McMorris, Blue Mountain Community Renewal
Lorenda Sanchez, CA Indian Manpower Consortium
Karen Glaze, Motherlode Job Training
William Haigh, Bureau of Land Management
Kathy Hardy, El Dorado National Forest
Mary Boblet, Calaveras County Resident
Paul Maben, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Kathy Vicini, Vicini Brothers Green Material Recycling
Chris Wright, Foothill Conservancy
Steve Wilensky, Humbug Creek Apple Farm and Cider Mill and Calaveras County Supervisor District 2
Jim Branham, Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Steve Hollett, CalFire Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
Jan Bray, CalFire Amador-El Dorado Unit
Cindy and Robert Smith, Smith’s Grinding
Valerie Klinefelter, Central Sierra Resource Conservation and Development Council
Charles Jonard, Community Energy Actualization
John Heissenbuttel, Heissenbuttel Natural Resource Consulting
Suzette Ariza, Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions Inc.
Dennis Lewis, Blue Mountain Emergency Preparedness Committee
Doug Barber, Amador County Resident
John Hofman, Hofman Consulting
Pat McGreevy, Calaveras County Parks and Recreation Commissioner
Dick McCleery, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Rick Torgerson, Calaveras County Resident
Jim Carroll, West Point Fire District
Gary Slade, Trout Unlimited
Due to challenges associated with formatting, file-types, and timing of receipt, actual signatures are not posted here. All those listed have physically signed the MOA.
Those wishing to see the actual signature pages can send an email to Brandon Sanders, who will then mail a packet with photocopies, or you can contact the individual signatory directly to confirm their inclusion.
Amador-Calaveras Cooperative Association for Biomass Utilization
Local contractors from throughout Amador and Calaveras Counties are working together to increase the scale of projects local operators can compete for. The MOA defining that Association is found below: