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Sept 11, SOFAR Science Talks • Fire-Adapted Communities

SOFAR Science Talks • Fire-Adapted Communities September 11, Placerville @ 1:30 Come learn how communities can prepare against the damages of wildfires Renowned home fire-protection expert, Dr. Stephen Quarles, UC Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus, will join us at the September 11 SOFAR Collaborative meeting to discuss: Creating fire-adapted communities Best planning practices within and adjacent communities Articulating [...]

2019-08-19T18:12:35+00:00August 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sept 11, SOFAR Science Talks • Fire-Adapted Communities

Georgetown FSC awarded State funding for Kelsey Fuels Reduction Project!

Members of the Chili Bar - Georgetown Focus Area Work Group submitted a grant request to the California State Fire Safe Council in June 12, 2019 for the Kelsey Fuels Reduction Project for $99,316 and a supporting match from El Dorado FSC, EDCO DOT, CAL FIRE--Amador-El Dorado Unit, and El Dorado and Georgetown RCD. Tamara [...]

2019-08-19T17:31:43+00:00August 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Georgetown FSC awarded State funding for Kelsey Fuels Reduction Project!

Empowering Fire Adapted Communities in Humboldt County

Fire Adapted Communities - "Neighbors helping neighbors" Safe and appropriate prescribed burning doesn't always have to call for complicated, large crew operations. Humboldt County Prescribed Burn Association (HCPBA) empowers private landowners to have the tools and training  to safely apply fire to the landscape. Learn more about HCPBA's story and their approach to prescribed burn - [...]

2019-08-08T01:49:27+00:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Empowering Fire Adapted Communities in Humboldt County

SOFAR Red Fir Field Trip – Aug 29, 8:00-4:00

Red fir forests make up a large portion of the forest area in the upper headwaters of the SOFAR watershed and many other watersheds on the Eldorado National Forest. These forests are threatened by climate-related tree mortality and potential high severity fire, but little information exists on appropriate management objectives in red fir forests. SOFAR [...]

2019-08-08T01:18:51+00:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SOFAR Red Fir Field Trip – Aug 29, 8:00-4:00

Volunteer and Make a Difference in the Headwaters of the American River

Come out and help prepare for a critically needed prescribed fire within the Caples Creek Roadless Area (an area recommended for wilderness designation by the Forest Service). The Caples Ecological Restoration Project, located about 1 hour 45 minutes east of Sacramento, is one of the largest prescribed fire projects ever proposed in the Central Sierra. [...]

2019-05-29T03:17:12+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Volunteer and Make a Difference in the Headwaters of the American River

El Dorado County approves vegetation management and defensible space ordinance

April 30, 2019 - The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved the passage of Ordinance 5101 - Vegetation Management and Defensible Space [View Ordinance 5101]. Learn more about the ordinance here [Link], including a 4/9/19 presentation on the draft version of the ordinance [Link]

2019-05-17T00:42:44+00:00May 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on El Dorado County approves vegetation management and defensible space ordinance

Opportunity to Comment: Twofer Fuels Reduction Project

Preliminary Environmental Assessment 30-Day Public Comment Period Open for Twofer Fuels Reduction Project Placerville and Pacific Ranger Districts, Eldorado National Forest A preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for the Twofer Fuels Reduction Project, which is available for public review and comment. Learn more about the public comment period and how to comment. The legal [...]

2019-04-24T22:10:26+00:00April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Opportunity to Comment: Twofer Fuels Reduction Project

May 2 – Lecture on thinning approach to improve forest resiliency

Restoring pattern to frequent fire forests with variable-density thinning: implementation and initial outcomes Lecture by Dr. Eric Knapp, US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station Thursday May, 2, 2019, 1:00-2:00 Asmundson Hall "Big Hannah" (Room 242), University of California, Davis Come learn about how researchers utilized historical stand structures to guide a 'variable density' thinning [...]

2019-04-19T22:20:49+00:00April 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on May 2 – Lecture on thinning approach to improve forest resiliency

Sierra to CA All-Lands Enhancement (SCALE) Meeting – May 30-31

Spring 2019 SCALE Meeting The Sierra Institute will be hosting the spring edition of the biannual Sierra to California All-Lands Enhancement (SCALE) project meeting in Jackson, May 30-31, 2019. In addition to discussions of pressing issues for advancing collaborative forest restoration, this will be an excellent opportunity to about the work of local forest collaborative, Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group, [...]

2019-04-15T18:21:42+00:00April 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sierra to CA All-Lands Enhancement (SCALE) Meeting – May 30-31

Biochar and Biomass Field Day (May 8)

The Stanislaus National Forest, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Phoenix Energy invite you to attend: BIOCHAR AND BIOMASS FIELD DAY MAY 8, 2019, 9 am - 2 pm Lakemont Salvage sale, near Arnold, CA (Refer to map in the event flyer) View Flyer Come learn about: Converting dead timber to biochar [...]

2019-04-08T17:34:07+00:00April 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Biochar and Biomass Field Day (May 8)