Agenda at a Glance

A tentative agenda as we finalize and add more content to the event. (Subject to change.)


Day 1: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018


The Prosser Creek Sierra Nevada Alliance-Trout Unlimited Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project will take place on Wednesday, August 15th from 10:00am- 4:00pm. Volunteers will assist with building Beaver Dam Analogs, placing spawning gravel, and planting native plants to improve the health of riparian habitat at Prosser creek. Volunteers will meet at the Prosser Creek Dam parking lot at 10:00am. Bring a lunch, water bottle, and dress for a day in the field. If you would like to be a part of this volunteer day please sign up here.

Day 2: Thursday, August 16, 2018


8:30am – 9:30am Registration

9:30am – 10:00am Welcome and an organizational update from Sierra Nevada Alliance’s, Executive Director, Jenny Hatch

10:00am – 10:45am Keynote speaker: Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg


Richard is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He is the author of thirteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis. Additionally, Richard has delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues to audiences in 14 countries and has appeared in several film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th hour.


10:45am – 12:00pm Opening Panel Workshop-leaders in Sierra-wide conservation will share more about their current priorities and discuss how to best create resiliency in the Sierra.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (Enjoy lunch on the beach, visit vendor displays, network)

1:00pm – 2:00pm  Workshop 1: Sierra Forest Resiliency
                                   Workshop 2: Regional Frameworks for Watershed Health
                                   Workshop 3: Sustainable Transportation

2:00pm – 2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 4:00pm Member Group Presentations: A-Z

4:00pm – 4:30pm Sierra Keeper Awards and Annual Meeting

4:30pm – 4:35pm Closing Remarks and Announcements

4:30pm – 5:30pm Conference Reception

5:30pm – 6:30pm Sunset Yoga on the beach with Alliance staff. Reserve your spot here.


Day 3: Friday, August 17, 2018


8:00am – 9:00am Registration

9:15am – 10:15am SNAP graduation

10:15am – 10:45am  Workshop 1: Climate action planning in the Sierra
                                        Workshop 2: Creating Resiliency for Wildlife
                                        Workshop 3: TBD
10:45am – 11:00am Break

11:00am – 11:30am Keynote Speaker- Special announcement coming soon!

11:30am – 12:45am Workshop 1: Sierra Nevada Conservancy Legislative Session
                                      Workshop 2: Capacity Building


12:45pm – 2:30pm Lunch (either stay on site or pack a lunch and join us for a hike)

2:30pm – 3:30pm Workshop 1: Regional Resiliency & Mining Impacts
                                  Workshop 2: Public engagement & Grassroots Organizing

3:35pm – 4:30pm The Sierra Now, 25 years later! What is our vision for the next 25?

5:00pm – 8:00pm Farm to Table 25th Anniversary Event (Separate ticket and event info to come)