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Critical Fire Danger To Be Addressed By T.C. Supervisors

Sonora, CA — Taking a proactive stance on the issue of critical fire danger in the Mother Lode will be the key agenda item before the Tuolumne County supervisors today.

Initially there will be a resolution of supporting federal legislation to manage the national forests in California to reduce the threat of wild land fire and produce sufficient raw materials for sawmills and biomass electric generation plants and state legislation to increase the length of timber harvest plans in response to economic conditions.

In addition there will be consideration of approving correspondence to Senator Dianne Feinstein communicating extremely serious fire risk and requesting a meeting to discuss additional 2010 federal budget appropriations for forest fuels management in California.

There will also be consideration of participating in El Dorado and Plumas County Board of Supervisors’ and community coalitions to work with Senator Feinstein and state officials to address critical fire danger in California forests, current economic conditions in Tuolumne County and impacts of the pending closure of the Sonora Sierra Pacific Industries mill.

Finally there will be consideration of authorizing a Tuolumne County Board representative to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with Senator Feinstein to address critical fire danger in California forests, current economic conditions in Tuolumne County and the impacts of the pending closure of the Sonora Sierra Pacific Industries mill.

At 9am click SUPERVISORS MEETING for the live audio stream of today’s meeting brought to you by Blue Mountain Minerals.