EDCFSC 3rd Annual Gathering of the Councils
January 28, 2009
501 Main Street, Diamond Springs CA 95619


  1. Welcome - Opening Comments, Vicki Yorty and Rich Englefield
  2. Introduction of EDCFSC Board of Directors
  3. Tribute to Jim Clark, Vice-Chair of 2002/2003 EDCFSC Board of Directors and founding member, who passed away on January 4, 2009, Mary Cornelison
  4. Firewise Communities USA presentation and award recognition of the Nashville / Sandridge Fire Safe Council, Karina Silvas, Sierra Nevada Legacy
  5. Briefing on the formation of the El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC), Mike Applegarth, Senior Administrative Analyst, El Dorado County Chief Administrative Office
  6. Presentation on the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project (SNAMP), Kimberly Ingram. SNAMP is a joint effort between local, state and federal government agencies and the University of California to develop best forest management practices. UC researchers are studying the effects of thinning treatments conducted by the US Forest Service to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. Their study topics include forest health, water, wildlife and public participation.
    *** 20 minute break - meet your Fire Safe Partners! ***

  7. Overview of 2008 Accomplishments and Goals for 2009 - Vicki Yorty
  8. Public Agency reports
  9. EDCFSC Satellite Council Reports: This is the opportunity for the community-based Fire Safe Councils and other area Councils to report on their accomplishments over the past year, what works, what doesn't and their vision/goals for the coming year. (5 minutes allocated per Council)
  10. Open forum
  11. Adjourn, next EDCFSC meeting February 25, 2009 at Gold Hill at 1 pm


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