Organizational Meeting Summary

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Meeting overview.  Photo by Annie Dean

Our meeting on 26-jul-2016 at Turtle Rock Park was well attended with 25 members of the public and agencies present.  Danna Stroud of the  Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) discussed how the SNC works with and helps groups such as ours.  Teresa McClung of the Stanislaus National Forest explained how the Forest Service can work with collaborative groups.  After an excellent presentation by Steve Wilensky on the organizational alternatives the consensus was to form an informal collaborative group along the lines of the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG).  Two ad-hoc committees were formed: one to look into the details of forming a collaborative group and one to review the mission statement, purpose, and goals of the organization.  Both committees are to report back to the entire group at the next meeting.  Draft minutes of the meeting are posted here.

 

A new map showing land management by agency in Alpine County was presented and is available here.  It will be updated with additional land use restrictions as time goes on.

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(l to r) Samuel Simmons, Benjamin Gonzalez and Holly Dressler.  Photo by Annie Dean

The Alpine Watershed Group, Hung-A-Lel-Ti Community, Bureau of Land Management,  Calaveras Fire Safe Council, Stanislaus National Forest, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine Fire Safe Council and Alpine County gave updates on their projects.

Due to illness Katherine Evatt of the Foothill Conservancy was unable make her planned presentation on organizational options and governance, but she sent us her PowerPoint and Steve Wilensky did an excellent job at the last minute of filling in.

The next meeting is set for Tuesday Sept. 6 at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park.

To contact us you can either leave a comment on this blog, or for a private comment, visit our contact us page.

The Alpine Biomass Committee is supported by a grant from the National Forest Foundation with funds coming from Region 5 of the U.S. Forest Service.  This organization is an equal opportunity provider.

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