The April meeting will be a “less talk, more action” meeting. This will begin the process of determining where and what forest and watershed health projects to support. This meeting was originally scheduled in January, but had to be rescheduled due to the Federal shutdown.
The Alpine Biomass Collaborative (ABC) will be hosting its first fuels reduction and forest/watershed health planning meeting. The goal of the meeting is to prepare a comprehensive map showing past, present and future projects. The map will allow us to see the “big picture” and will create a shared framework for identifying and prioritizing potential collaborative projects. Representatives from a broad base of stakeholders will attend, including the federal government, state government, county, NGOs, and private citizens. The ABC is an inclusive and proactive group. Please join us to help protect our communities from catastrophic wildfire and to improve watershed health and the local economy.
Although work on the scoping study to determine how best to make use of the excess biomass in our forest and improve our local economy does not officially start until April 1st, there already has been one meeting between the project partners, CHIPS and ABC. A request for proposals is in the works and should go out during April.
The April meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 2nd at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park.