May 28, 2008
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
501 Main Street, Diamond Springs CA 95619

  1. Introduction: Self introductions by attendees, distribute Sign-in sheet for attendees to confirm information is accurate
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes of the April 23, 2008 EDCFSC Meeting
  4. Board of Directors report - Rich Englefield
  5. Presentation by David Ganz, TSS Consultants, on the potential availability of woody biomass fuel material within El Dorado County and found between 128,630 and 358,394 bone dry tons (BDT) of woody biomass fuel is potentially available on an annual basis. This volume of biomass fuel is more than sufficient to support a proposed facility in Camino between 12 and 14 megawatts (MW) of power generation, the size of which is restricted by the county's air quality concerns. However, this size plant will not address all of the areas of the County where hazardous fuels reduction activities are needed and the economics of biomass fuel (especially transportation) are restricting land management opportunities. The lessons learned from the Eight Mile Fire (which destroyed 14 homes) and in the Cleveland Fire (which destroyed over 40 homes and claimed the lives of two aircraft pilots) are quickly forgotten when it comes to the economics of implementing hazardous fuels reduction activities. By demonstrating the amount of woody biomass fuel and surface fuel loadings throughout various habitats in the County, this study reminds those in decision-making positions of the high-risk conditions which need immediate attention.
  6. Executive Coordinator Report, other Coordinator's reports
  7. Agency Reports and Satellite FSC updates
  8. Open forum
  9. Adjourn, next meeting will be our Annual EDCFSC meeting which includes the introduction of 2008/2009 Board of Directors. This meeting will be held at Gold Hill Fire Station, 1 pm on June 25, 2008.