Annie Dean leading the discussion on goals and objectives.
Our meeting on 06-sep-2016 at Turtle Rock Park was well attended with 23 members of the public and agencies present. Dr. Roger Bales gave an excellent presentation on his research on how climate, drought and forest health can have a significant effect on the amount of water available from the forest. Interesting discussions were held on both the proposed mission statement and whether the ABC should be an independent collaborative or be a sub-group to the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG). Both the mission statement and governance committees were instructed to meet again and bring back revised proposals. Draft minutes of the meeting are posted here.
The Alpine Watershed Group, Hung-A-Lel-Ti Community, Bureau of Land Management, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Alpine Fire Safe Council and Alpine County gave updates on their projects.
The next meeting is set for Monday October. 3rd at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park and will feature a presentation by Dr. Brandon Collins of the UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research and Outreach. The November meeting is set for Tuesday November 1st at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park and will feature Dr. Eric Knapp who directs the USFS Stanislaus-Tuolumne Research Forest.
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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.