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County of Alpine

Beacon Participant Profile

The smallest county in California, the County of Alpine comprises just 723 square miles of land situated along the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The county continues its long history of slow growth and promotion of the wise use of its valuable mineral, timber, agricultural, water and energy resources.

About Alpine County

  • Incorporated: 1864
  • Population: 1,175 (2010) 
  • Area: 743 square miles
  • Elevation: 11,464 feet

Climate Action Activities

  • Adopted an Energy Action Plan in 2016
  • Conducted a baseline greenhouse gas inventory for the year 2005 and a re-inventory for the year 2014
  • Coordinated first-ever Community Energy Fair on April 12, 2017, which featured energy crafts for kids and energy efficiency/renewable energy resources for adults
  • Reduced on-road emissions by replacing and retrofitting road maintenance and snow removal equipment

Climate Action Resources


Silver Beacon Award (2017)

Agency Energy Savings

  • Platinum Level, 29% (2017)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Not applicable.

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 32% (2017)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 29% (2017)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Silver Level (2017)

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