Welcome

Meet Forest Committee members at the next Forest Committee meeting, Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 pm at Rabobank.

Weeds are taking over landscape and crowding out native plants. Weeds hurt the forest by changing the habitat for wildlife. they increase fire danger. Pull weeds on your own property and help your neighbors. Every weed you pull reduces the number of seeds that will sprout on your property next year.

Download a copy of the Forest Committee’s brochure, At Home in the Forest, from the Frequently Asked Questions page.

A brochure on Sudden Oak Death is now available on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Cambria SOD Blitz is a Citizen Science Project to identify SOD in and around Cambria. Registration for the training is now open. Each participant need only attend one training session. Sign up at this web site.

SOD Blitz Trainings will be held on:

Thursday May 11 from 1pm to 4pm at SLO County Department of Agriculture, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA

Friday, May 12, 6pm to 8pm, Atascadero Library, Martin Polin Community Room, 6555 Capistrano Ave, Atascadero, CA

Collecting will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14.

Read the Community Wildfire Protection Plan posted under Forest-Related documents.

Volunteer to help the Cambria Forest Committee preserve Cambria’s Monterey Pine Forest. The Forest Committee is compiling a Guide to Invasive Weeds of Cambria. What’s on your Top Ten Worst Invaders? Tell us, and we’ll target it in the Guide.

Would you like to pull weeds, get rid of those nasty invasives that are creeping into our forest? Do you have computer skills? Would you like to use your artistic talent to create informational materials that convey the forest’s beauty? What is your talent? The Forest Committee welcomes you. Contact us at forest@cambriaforestcommittee.org and we will put you to work.

In 1985, The Land Conservancy was selected as the implementing nonprofit agency as required for government agencies to operate the Transfer Development Credit Ordinance. Following the completion of the Cambria-Lodge-Hill Restoration Plan, the TDC program received seed money from the state Coastal Conservancy to begin retiring lots. Lots retired from development are permanently restricted to open space and their development rights can be transferred to areas in Cambria where development is better suited and which will have a reduced impact on the health of the native Monterey pine forest. The County directs landowners who wish to exceed present county development standards to The Land Conservancy to purchase TDCs. That money is then used to purchase additional undeveloped lots and retire them from development, and the cycle continues.

In March 2016, after a four year hiatus, the Cambria CSD accepted 52 lots from the Land Conservancy. That allows the program to continue. Read the news report here.

The CSD established a Buildout Reduction Committee to move the program forward. Follow the committee’s progress at the tab above.

Grant to remove dead trees

Cambria has been awarded a $498,736 grant to reduce the fire fuel hazard of dead trees. Read the Cambrian’s coverage here.  Greenspace executive director Connie Gannon writes about how this can involve the Forest Committee here.

The Organizational and Funding Options for Implementation for the Cambria Monterey Pine Forest Management Plan is now posted on the Forest-Related Documents page. The Forest Management Plan is also posted there.

This site contains information about the Cambria Forest Committee including

The Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Rabobank on Main Street in Cambria. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Contact the Committee by e-mail:  forest @ cambriaforestcommittee.org

Contact us by mail at:  Cambria Forest Committee    PO Box 23   Cambria, CA 93428

Covell Ranch Fuel Break Information

View information about the Covell Ranch Fire Fuel Break plans on the Special Projects page.

Next Meeting: June 14, 2017 Rabobank, Cambria.  6:30pm  Open to everyone.

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