Attached is the agenda for our May 8th, Planning Workgroup Meeting.
The meeting will start at 09:00 AM at the Calaveras Ranger District in Hathaway Pines, and progress to our Ramsey Fire Salvage project area.
For the field trip, please bring the following:
- Brown Bag Lunch
- Hiking boots
- Bug Repellent
- Good Spirits
Please contact Kendal Young at the Calaveras Ranger District with questions.
The following projects have been reviewed and approved by the Planning Workgroup, and are now being presented to the full group for concurrence:
Gold Note Restoration: Close and rehabilitate undesignated sites to allow vegetation re-growth,designate several of the undesignated sites allowing for OHV staging/camping, harden and better define the existing designated staging areas in the Gold Note area; Amador Ranger District
Ramsey Burn Forest Salvage: Removal fire killed trees from the Ramsey Burn to allow safe access along roads, trails, and private land, and to allow for artificial regeneration and forest restoration; Calaveras Ranger District
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail – Mosquito Lake to Pacific Valley: Construct a 3/4 mile hiking/equestrian trail from Mosquito Lake, along Highway 4 to Pacific Valley; Calaveras Ranger District
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail – Moore Creek to Cal Dome: Trail maintenance on 2 miles of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail from Moore Creek to Calaveras Dome; Calaveras Ranger District
Combined Thin (Lost Horse SMZ Hand Thinning, Oski Bear PAC Hazardous Fuel Treatment, Silver Lake WUI, Foster Meadow Restoration, Deer Valley Meadow Restoration, Barney Meadow Conifer Removal): Reduce hazardous fuels, thin stands for forest health and habitat improvement at various location in and around the East and South Silver Lake Recreational Residence Tract and the Stockton Municipal Campground; Amador Ranger District
There is one remaining project submission form which will be posted as soon as possible. Please take some time to review these prior to the meeting on Wednesday.
The next meeting of the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group will take place Wednesday, April 17th, beginning at 9:30am.
The location is the Amador County GSA Building located at 12200-B Airport Road in Martell.
The agenda for this meeting is attached.
The next meeting of the ACCG will take place on Wednesday, March 20th, at the West Point Veterans Hall located at the corner of Highway 26 and Bald Mountain Road in West Point, CA. The meeting will begin at 9:30am. The agenda is attached.
Also attached are materials related to the discussion on biomass feedstock for the Wilseyville Project, which will be a large part of the overall meeting.
CHIPS is requesting a support letter from ACCG and its partners relative to the USDA Woody Biomass Utilization Grant. Details on that request and the sample letter are attached.
The UC Berkeley Biomass Utilization Group will be hosting a brief webinar for parties interested in the recently announced USFS Woody Biomass Utilization Grants Program.
UC will also briefly cover complimentary grant opportunities from USDA Rural Development and USDA-NRCS.
The webinar will be held next Thursday (February 28th at 10AM). Presenters include:
• John Shelly, UC Berkeley
• Larry Swan, USFS Region 5;
• Rusty Dramm, Acting TMU Program Manager, Technology Marketing Unit Forest Products Laboratory
• Steven Nichols, USDA Rural Development
• Alan Forkey, Assistant California State Conservationist NRCS
If you would like to attend, please register at http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=10233 and you will be sent information on how to connect.
An agenda can be found on the UCANR Biomas Utilization website at http://ucanr.edu/sites/WoodyBiomass/?calitem=182693.
The next planning workgroup meeting is scheduled for February 27, 2013 at 09:00 AM at the County Administration Building, Conference Room C – 810 Court Street, Jackson.
The agenda for that meeting is linked below:
The next full meeting of the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group will take place Wednesday, February 20th, beginning at 9:30am. The meeting will be held at the Amador County GSA Building. The address is 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95642.
The agenda for the meeting is attached.
The bulk of the meeting will be dedicated to the first of a two-part process to further the discussion around biomass feedstock for the proposed Wilseyville facility. Everyone is asked to come prepared to share thoughts on the potential sources of biomass for Wilseyville.
Also attached are notes from the January meeting.
The next ACCG Planning Workgroup meeting will be held tomorrow, January 23, 2013, at the County Administration Building, Conference Room C, 810 Court Street in Jackson.
The meeting will be from 09:00 – 12:30. The agenda is linked below:
Also linked below is the Project Submission Form to be used to inform the planning committee of projects within the All Lands ACCG project area.
If you have any questions, please contact Kendal Young at the Calaveras Ranger District. That number is 209-795-1381.
The next meeting of the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group will take place on January 16th in West Point, CA, at the Veterans Hall.
The agenda is available below:
There are a number of upcoming events which may be of interest to ACCG and its partners.
Integrating ecological and social landscapes to evaluate resilience in fire‐prone ecosystems
This webinar will be held on January 22nd. More information can be found below:
Southern Sierra Nevada Change Adaptation Workshop
This workshop will take place February 20-22nd. More information can be found at:
Sierra Cascade Dialog
The Sierra Cascade Dialog’s eighth session will take plan on January 24-25th in Sacramento. More information can be found using the link below: