"Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures." John Muir


The Sierra Nevada region faces many challenges. Twenty-three of twenty-four major watersheds in the Sierra are listed as polluted or impaired. Over seventeen native species are listed as threatened and endangered. Climate change is predicted to reduce the snowpack by 36% in 50 years. The Sierra is the third fastest growing region of the state of California.
The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a leading organization committed to raising statewide and national awareness of these issues and determined to make a difference on protecting Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities. The Sierra Nevada Alliance acts as a unified regional voice focusing attention on the entire Sierra Nevada region. At the same time the Alliance works to strengthen individual conservation efforts throughout the region. A few of our main programs are listed below.


Member Group Support

This program strengthens the individual efforts of our Member Groups to protect the Sierra’s special places, wildlife, resources, and communities.

Sustainable Sierra Communities

Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance, a non-profit organization, has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities.

Regional Climate Change

The Sierra Nevada Alliance Regional Climate Change Program engages and supports efforts to adopt exemplary, sustainable regional plans across the Sierra.

AmeriCorps Partnership

Members serve for 11 months with  conservation organizations and agencies across the Sierra on a variety of environmental restoration, monitoring, and education programs.