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Community Outreach – Sierra Springs (2/10/2021) - Our team has been busy spreading the word and sparking interest about our up-coming fuels reductions projects in Sierra Springs. Funded through grants from Fire Adapted 50 and the Stevens' Authority, these projects will help create crucial fuel breaks along the wildland urban interface, at no out-of-pocket cost to the community. Part of our outreach… Continue Reading
SAGE Map Contest – Deadline Extended & Virtual Classroom Visits (2/5/2021) - In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Surveyors, Architects, Engineers and Geologists of El Dorado County (SAGE) has decided to extend the submission deadline for the 27th Annual SAGE Map Contest. The new deadline for students to submit their maps is Friday, April 2nd by 5 PM.* Please disregard prior communications that listed a due date… Continue Reading
Community Meetings Go Virtual (2/2/2021) - With the Covid-19 pandemic on-going, the RCDs have turned to online platforms to host community meetings. Today, we were delighted to host two meetings: one with the Sierra Springs community regarding wildfire protection grants from Fire Adapted 50 and the Stevens' Authority,  and one with the Mt. Aukum community regarding the Tahoe Central Sierra Initiative… Continue Reading
Logtown Community Wildfire Protection Project – Nearing Completion (2/1/2021) - The Logtown Community Wildfire Protection Project -- made possible through a partnership with the Logtown Fire Safe Council -- is about 80% complete. We're stoked to see it. The steep, rocky terrain has demanded the skills of hand crews in addition to heavy equipment. Sustained rains may delay completion of the project, but the RCD… Continue Reading
Request for Proposals: Kelsey Fuels Load Reduction Project (1/28/2021) - The Georgetown Divide RCD has posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Kelsey Fuels Load Reduction Project. We are currently seeking bids from contractors interested in supplying all labor, equipment and materials to complete the scope of work, which is focused on wildfire fuels reduction. The goal of this project is to create a… Continue Reading
Request for Proposals: Fire Adapted 50 Phase B (1/26/2021) - The El Dorado County RCD has posted Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Fire Adapted 50 (FA50) Phase B for two units, Copperton and Camino/Pollock Pines. We are currently seeking bids from contractors interested in supplying all labor, equipment and materials to complete the scope of work, which is focused on wildfire fuels reduction. Fire Adapted… Continue Reading
SAGE Map Contest – Call for Submissions (1/25/2021) - Pictured above: The RCD Field Technician lends a helping hand in assembling SAGE flyer packets for distribution to schools. The 27th Annual SAGE Map Contest is currently seeking submissions from students in El Dorado County, grades K-12. Maps are due by 5 PM on Friday February 19, 2021. Time to get drawing! For more info,… Continue Reading
Cruising Along in Fresh Pond (1/21/2021) - Work is happening fast in Fresh Pond! The day after the pre-construction meeting for Fire Adapted 50 Phase 1A, the RCD team returned on-site to take "before" photos. The contractor had already made such swift progress along the treatment perimeter that we were hard pressed to find a view of just how thick the brush… Continue Reading
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
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

 

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