July 14, 2015.
Earlier this year the Department of Energy gave a conditional $5 million grant to construct a biomass-to-bioenergy plant based on fuels from the forest in North Fork, Madera County. See http://www.sierrastar.com/2015/04/10/72571_49-million-grant-awarded-for-north.html?rh=1 . Just an example of what is possible here if we want it.
Promoting fire safe communities, healthy forests and watersheds, and a strong sustainable local economy.