Fire Season (9/9/2020) - Well everyone, it is definitely fire season. Fire season is a series of ongoing fires across California. Fire season is characterized by hot, dry winds. The season typically starts in July and ends in November. Just a couple of months left. Stay safe! Continue Reading
Farmer’s Almanac Extended Forecast (9/1/2020) - The Farmer's Almanac is telling us that this upcoming winter is going to be different than last year. It is supposed to be a very cold winter. Maybe it will be nice after all this hot weather. Here is the link to check it out: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/extended-forecast Continue Reading
Riparian Areas (8/31/2020) - With all this heat and smoke it is making us crave a fresh riparian area. I decided to post a picture of this parsley family flower that grows in high elevation wet meadows. Continue Reading
Forest Service Nursery Tour (8/27/2020) - Today we gave a tour to Valerie Bullard from the Plant Materials Center at the Forest Service Nursery. She will be working to create a conifer seedling guide. Continue Reading
Think Spring (8/24/2020) - With all these hot days and bad air it has us missing spring. Here are some California Poppies to brighten up your day. Today there will be a high of 93° and a low of 71° in Placerville. Have a great week everyone! Continue Reading
Smoke (8/21/2020) - Today's Air Quality Index is Unhealthy in the Placerville area, but may get a little better throughout the day and the upcoming week. Let's cross our fingers for some cooler weather and better air. Continue Reading
Control Burn (8/20/2020) - Cal fire and Sierra Pacific Industries did a control burn within the Fire Adapted 50 vegetation management project area. The burn is a follow up management action after mastication work conducted by RCD. It's always great to see projects advance. Continue Reading
August 19, 2020 (8/19/2020) - This heat wave is crazy! I hope everyone is staying safe and hydrated. It's supposed to be another really hot day with a high of 99° and a low of 71°. I hope we see some cooler days soon. Continue Reading
Fuels (8/18/2020) - Fuels are anything that can burn in a fire. Grasses, shrubs, trees, dead leaves, and fallen pine needles are all plant materials that are fuels. As this vegetation builds up it can become dangerous because it can lead to catastrophic wild fires. Continue Reading
Fuel Reduction (8/17/2020) - Reducing fuels is the first step in managing land in the Sierra. This has been a main focus of the El Dorado and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation District. Reducing the amount of shrubs and small trees makes the forest and woodlands healthier and safer. Continue Reading