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Tuolumne Supervisors To Hear Update On Biomass Facility

Sonora, CA — Part of the $70-million federal resiliency grant funding awarded following the Rim Fire will go to create a biomass facility.

The region was picked to receive National Disaster Resiliency Competition funding in 2016, with $22-million going to biomass efforts, $28-million for forest and watershed improvements, and $19-million for Community Resilience Centers.

California’s Sierra Nevada Conservancy has been selected to oversee the biomass facility aspect. On Tuesday, consultants Roy Anderson of the Beck Group and Bill Carlson of Carlson Small Power Consultants will present the final results of a feasibility study regarding the project, and Elliott Vander Kolk from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy will talk about the next steps moving forward.

Also on Tuesday, there will be a presentation recapping the supervisors workshop held January 23-25 at the Rush Creek Lodge in the Groveland area.

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 9am in the supervisors meeting room in downtown Sonora.