ALT FSIC WELCOMES YOU
A FIREWISE COMMUNITY PARTNER PROMOTING FIRE SAFETY, EDUCATION, PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION
The purpose of the Auburn Lake Trails (ALT) Fire Safety & Improvement Council (FSIC) is to bring together ALT residents, State, County and Federal Agencies to discuss fire safety in our Community. The primary function of ALT FSIC is to secure and manage grants that support our goal to make ALT a "FireWise" Community.
GRANT APPLICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
GRANT APPLICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
Since it's inception, the ALT-FSIC has been directly awarded grants totaling over $982,000. These Grant projects have ranged from clearing and maintaining our 8-mile Perimeter Shaded Fuel Break (PSFB), Clearing of rights-of-way (Evacuation routes), Weed Abatement, Fuel Materials Reduction, free Neighbor-to-Neighbor curbside and cul-de-sac Chipping Service, and Training, Coordination and Management of our ALT Fire Risk Educators who perform our annual residential property inspections in compliance with Public Resources Code 4291.
A curbside chipping service to ALT residents has been provided since 2007 via governmental grants or ALT funds. The service is currently completed with help of our ALT Maintenance Crew. ALT resident volunteers have given valuable time in the past. Over the years the FSIC has also assisted the ALT General Manager and Board of Directors to seek additional Grant funds through other sources.
On April 15, 2010 three different Grants of this kind were completed. Two Prop 40 Community Assistance Grants (CAG) totaling $125,000 were awarded directly to ALT - for extreme hazard fuel reduction work along our 8 mile PSFB. $50,000 of which was allotted for work on common lots adjacent to or on the PSFB; while $75,000 was for work on private lots in or adjacent to the PSFB.
In 2013, a $96,000 Prop 40 CAG grant was received and completed to further reduce fuels on parcels along or near to the perimeter shaded fuel break. The El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation District (RCD) managed all three grants.
A U.S. Forest service grant for $130,250 to remove 100 dead or dying trees and extending the Parameter Shaded Fuel Break by some 65 acres was completed September 31, 2018. The shaded fuel break work was sub administered by Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation District and the dead tree removal portion was administered by ALT FSIC.
A Cal Fire grant to extend by 60 acres, and complete, the 8-mile-long Shaded Fuel Break for $110,000 was completed March 15th, 2019. Grant was sub administered by Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation District.
A Cal Fire grant of $200,000 to remove 500 dead or dying trees from ALT was completed March 15th, 2019. Some 200 individuals removed 870 dead or dying trees. This grant was administered entirely by ALT FSIC.
We continue to pursue local, state, and federal grant opportunities to reduce risks in our Wildland-Urban Interface zone and improve the American River Canyon watershed and forest habitat.
Mike Connelly - President
Mike Connelly joined ALT FSIC to help maintain the strong record of Fire-Wise actions by the corporation. An ALT homeowner for over 30 years, Mike is a native of Sacramento and has experienced the unique advantages and challenges of the California foothills.
A Registered Professional Engineer
Extensive experience in engineering and project management.
David Halpin - Vice President
David joined ALT FSIC with the goal to help improve upon our Nonprofit Organization by contributing Cartography and GIS skills.
Currently Director at Georgetown Divide Public Utility District.
(Retired) Mechanical Engineer
Joy Hemp - Treasurer
Joy is one of our key team members. She brings years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.
Over twenty years of non-profit bookkeeping experience.
Owner, A Positive Balance
Director for Cool Community Association
Treasurer, Gold Country Writers, Inc.
ED Grout - Director at Large
Ed joined ALT FSIC with the vision and drive to improve upon our Nonprofit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.
Retired General Manager of Water Treatment and Pump Companies.
Past Board member and President of Auburn Lake Trails POA.
Curt Kruger - Director at Large
Curt joined ALT FISC to help with the efforts to protect our community from the devastation of wildfire.
7 years as a firefighter and ambulance EMT
Director of American River Community Coalition (ARCC)
Director of Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation
Construction Project Management
Marketing: Stormwater Quality Products
MBA - UC Berkeley; BS Mechanical Engineering
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CONTACT ALT FSIC
Get in touch with ALT FSIC to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
PO Box 163
Cool, CA 95614