BIOMASS INFO PAGE

Excess biomass in the Sierra Nevada has grown exponentially over the last century due to a combination of fire suppression policies, wildfire, drought, insect and pathogen outbreaks, and climate change. Today, millions of acres of overgrown forests are at risk of creating the next catastrophic wildfires. Thus, the removal of biomass is being considered as part of the solution to forest and ecosystem health management. In this page you will find different studies and ideas of how people are using biomass to reinvest in rural communities that have been hit the hardest by climate driven impacts in the state of California and the eastern Sierra specifically.

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STATUS UPDATE OF CALIFORNIA’S BIOENERGY SECTOR

SIERRA BUSINESS COUNCIL BIOMASS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA STUDY

ALPINE BIOMASS COLLABORATIVE SCOPING STUDY

MONO COUNTY FEASIBILITY STUDY