The Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG) will be hosting a 75-min virtual presentation and discussion with Dr. Janice Coen, titled “Weather, Fire Behavior and Trends in the Central Sierra”, on Wednesday, September 15th during the ACCG’s monthly general meeting starting at 9 a.m.

Dr. Coen is a Project Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and studies wildland fire behavior and its interaction with weather. Dr. Coen will discuss fire-weather related interactions from their research looking at previous fires in the Sierra, including the King, Rim, North, and Creek Fires, and also work in the Yuba watershed.

Contact the ACCG Administrator ( for meeting information or visit the ACCG’s website to learn more (


The ACCG ( is an informal, community-based group of diverse stakeholders that works to create fire-safe communities, healthy forests and watersheds, and sustainable local economies, primarily in the upper Mokelumne and Calaveras River watersheds east of Highway 49. Its members include state and federal agencies, business owners, nonprofit organizations, elected officials and private individuals.

During our monthly general meetings, we invite scientists, researchers and practitioners to come speak on a wide variety of topics related to ecosystem management, health and resiliency. These presentations provide an opportunity for deep engagement and discussion, and assists the collaborative find science- and consensus-based pathways to achieving our triple bottom line of fire-safe communities, healthy forests and watersheds, and sustainable local economies across the ACCG landscape. Click the link to view some of our past presentations: