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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

 

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