Seedling Program (1/19/2021) - There are many thousands of acres of former forest in California that have been deforested due to wildfire, insect attacks, and disease. Reforestation is the establishment of trees on sites that formerly supported them and reforestation programs are a major part of forestry and conservation that yield better air and water quality, enhanced wildlife habitat,… Continue Reading
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/18/2021) - Throughout the USA, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his mission to create a more just and equitable society--particularly on the bases of race and socioeconomic class--are remembered, celebrated and supported in manifold ways. For AmeriCorps and GrizzlyCorps members, that means taking "a day on, not a day off." With community service & Dr. King's… Continue Reading
Front paw print from a black bear in the mud Who goes there? (1/14/2021) - Recognize these tracks? While flagging a treatment area in Camino for Fire Adapted 50 Phase B, our team encountered this muddy print. The artist? A black bear, front paw. California is home to some 30,000 - 40,000 black bears, with many calling the Sierra Nevada region home [1]. During the cold of winter, black bears… Continue Reading
Announcing the 27th Annual SAGE Map Contest! (1/13/2021) - Looking for a fun, educational and creative project? The 27th Annual SAGE Map Contest is currently seeking submissions from students in El Dorado County. SAGE stands for Surveyors, Architects, Geologists and Engineers of El Dorado County. The map making contest is open to all students in the county, grades K-12. Maps are due February 19.… Continue Reading
Field Day in Camino (1/12/2021) - This week RCD staff are flagging the fuels reduction treatment boundaries in our Fire Adapted 50 Phase B - Copperton Unit. Our staff use GPS enabled apps on their cellphones to find their location and pink and blue flagging to delineate the project boundary. Staff are marking the project boundary because we plan to have… Continue Reading
Happy New Year from the RCDs! (1/8/2021) - The El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide RCDs wish everyone in our communities (and beyond!) a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Our team remains focused on increasing wildfire resiliency, assisting landowners with conservation plans and facilitating county-wide education programs. Here's to 2021! The RCD team, forester and contractor conducting a site visit in Pollock… Continue Reading
Say hi to our GrizzlyCorps Fellow! (10/6/2020) - The El Dorado and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation Districts have partnered with UC Berkeley’s new AmeriCorps program called the GrizzlyCorps. The GrizzlyCorps program sends recent college graduates to farm and forest communities in California for 11 months to work on regenerative agriculture and forest/fire resilience, building farm, forest, and community resilience, promoting education, volunteerism, and… Continue Reading
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