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JJ&A’s Linda Mercurio’s Daughter Madeline Helps Organize “Think Globally, Act Locally: The State of Climate Change” event in Auburn.

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JJ&A Client, Mountain Counties Water Resources Association,  is Awarded $179K National Fish and Wildlife Grant

JJ&A worked closely with Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) on a grant proposal that was funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the Strategic Analysis of Fuels Management in the Power Fire Scar of the El Dorado National Forest.  The grant will provide MCWRA with $179K to create a large spatial scale fire fuels reduction analysis and strategic plan to identify innovative, efficient and cost-effective fuels reduction and biomass management plans for fuels reduction projects within the Panther Creek, Bear River and Cole Creek watersheds of El Dorado National Forest.

MCWRA will create a large spatial scale fire fuels reduction analysis and strategic plan to identify innovative, efficient and cost effective fuels reduction and biomass management plans for fuels reduction projects within the Panther Creek, Bear River and Cole Creek watersheds within El Dorado National Forest. The Power Fire altered the fuel beds throughout the fire scar and impacted the selected watersheds. To address this, the grantee will spatially prioritize areas within the Power Fire nexus for fuels reduction and identify, evaluate and recommend a large spatial scale approach for fire fuels reduction and biomass management. Traditional fuels removal methods in addition to innovative and green methods will be evaluated. The project will provide an analysis of approach options and result in a strategic plan which provides spatial prioritization of areas to address and make recommendations for fuels management in the Power Fire nexus. The project will recommend fuel reduction and biomass management strategies that will produce improved ecological benefits to the forest and watersheds.  JJ&A’s Linda Mercurio, PMP, will lead and manage the project and will work closely with John Kingbury,  MCWRA’s executive director.  Mason, Bruce & Girard, a natural resource consulting firm, will compile available LIDAR and field data and conduct field reconnaissance.

Northern California Forests and Watersheds 2019 Grant Announcement