January 2024 Newsletter
Alpine Watershed Group protects, conserves, and restores the watersheds of Alpine County by promoting sustainable community and science-based collaborative solutions.

Wes Mosley shared the news of his departure with you in our December newsletter. On behalf of all of AWG’s staff and board, we want to express our immense gratitude to Wes. In addition to helping to define and refine the duties of the new Forest Health Coordinator position, Wes assisted in countless ways, making lasting contributions to our small office and our watersheds. His knowledge of Alpine County was invaluable, and it boosted all of our program areas. Wes was a true pleasure to work with, and we are looking forward to continuing to see him as an AWG volunteer. Thank you, Wes!

Forest Health Coordinator Job Position
Please help us find our next Forest Health Coordinator by sharing the job announcement.

The application deadline is February 26, but we encourage applicants to apply sooner!

AWG Fellow Kaitlyn Garber feeds a carrot to a horse at Ace Hereford Ranch

Climate Corner

Ranching for Climate Change in Alpine County  

By Kaitlyn Garber, Wildfire Restoration and Forest Resiliency Fellow

In November, the Alpine Watershed Group team got the chance to sit down with Valerie Gordon of Ace Hereford Ranch and talk with her about ranching and climate change in Alpine County. AWG previously worked with Valerie and her husband Devere Dressler to complete a Rivers and Ranches project, funded by a Proposition 84 Agricultural Water Quality Grant through a program by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. 
Read the entire article here. 
All Things Watersheds
  • Prescribed Burn Success in Alpine County – For the latest updates on the status of pile burning in the area, please see the Pile Burning Operations webpage on the Alpine County website. 
  • Save the Date! – Carson Water Subconservancy District will be hosting their Spring Forum on March 5 and 6. Keep an eye on their website for more information and how to register.

We are grateful for the financial support of all who love Alpine County. We are able to lead volunteer workdays and field trips, support community science data collection, and host California Climate Action Corps Fellows because of your generosity. Thank you!

AWG has earned a 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency with Candid! Check out our Nonprofit Profile here

Ways to Connect or Help

We always love to hear from our watershed community! Below are email links to reach AWG's staff, or reach us at AWG's office at (530) 694-2327. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Kimra McAfee, Executive Director
Rachel Kieffer, Headwaters Coordinator
Kaitlyn Garber, Wildfire Restoration and Forest Resiliency Fellow
Bella Kurtz, Wildfire Restoration and Forest Resiliency Fellow

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