Events and Activities
Discuss Yuba River ecosystem restoration at public US Army Corps meetings!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, will host a series of public scoping meetings discussing the feasibility of ecosystem restoration in Northern California’s Yuba River watershed.
Dates and Places:
• Thurs, Oct. 29, 5–7 pm in Nevada City.
• Weds, Nov. 4, 5-7 pm in Marysville.
Please view the Official press release here!
For more info or to RSVP, please contact Jenn Tabo!
Public Salmon Tours!
Get out on the Yuba River for an all-day rafting exploration of prime salmon spawning habitat between the Hwy 20 Bridge and Sycamore Ranch Park. Get your hands (and feet) wet while learning about the salmon life cycle, their ecology, and human impacts.
Dates: Oct 31st and Nov 7th, 2015
Location: Browns Valley, CA
Fee: $65 for SRYCL members and $75 for nonmembers, proceeds help support the school salmon tour program.
For more information, click here, or contact River Education Coordinator Heather Kallevig or call (530)265-5961 x218!
SGMA Information Meetings!
The State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources will hold a series of informational meetings at the dates below to discuss implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and to answer questions from the public!
• October 21st - Valley Glen, CA
• October 22nd - Visalia, CA
• October 27th - Sacramento, CA (Webcast)
• November 5th - Redding, CA
• 1 to 4 pm: Technical sessions for Local Public Agencies and organizations
• 6 to 8 pm: Public forums for groundwater users and the general public
More info available here!
South Sierra Wilderness Addition Exploration!
Join Friends of the Inyo in exploring the South Sierra Wilderness Addition, a potential recommended wilderness area in the Inyo National Forest's management plan revision. FOTI will be exploring and admiring this area's natural beauty!
The Shirley Canyon Trail Day, sponsored by Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and PlumpJack Inn, is this Saturday!
Date: November 14, 2015
For more info or to RSVP, please contact Preservation Manager Jora Fogg!
TERC: El Niño and the Upcoming Winter
Dr. Kelly Redmond, regional climatologist for the western United States with the Desert Research Institute, will be leading a discussion on the strong El Niño predicted for the upcoming winter 2015-16.
Date: October 29, 2015, 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV
Cost: free, $5 suggested donation to the research center.
To register, click here.
For more info, here!
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
River People Coordinator AND River Policy Director with SYRCL!
South Yuba River Citizens League is looking for an experienced, organized and friendly candidate to manage
SYRCL’s outreach and communication efforts as part of their dynamic River
They also seek an effective River Policy & Communications Director, a seasoned advocate and
manager with excellent leadership, communication, community organizing and coalition-building skills.
For more information, click here!
Bodie Hills Conservation Organizer!
The Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership seeks an organizer to work on short and long-term goals and to provide visionary leadership to direct a coalition of organizations working to protect lands in the Bodie Hills in Mono County, CA.
Job description and application info here.
Associate Governmental Program Analyst with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy!
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC or Department) is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong critical thinking skills and natural resource experience to join the Department’s Policy and Outreach Division in Auburn, CA. The analyst will conduct research, analyze proposed policies, evaluate the effects of existing policies, and create written materials that will be used to influence policy and increase public awareness and understanding of the issues in the Sierra Nevada Region.
Job description and application info here.
Call for Artists - Wild & Scenic Film Festival!
Would you like to display your artwork at the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival? Submissions accepted for review through November 1.
More information available here!
Protect the California Spotted Owl!
On September 18th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accepted a petition submitted by Wild Nature Institute and the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute to list the California spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Following this positive finding, the USFWS opened a 60-day comment period requesting additional scientific and commercial data relevant to the status of the species.
Please comment here in support of the California Spotted Owl and any other listed species!
Become a 2016 Switzer Environmental Fellow!
The Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation has launched the application period for 2016 Switzer Environmental Fellowships. Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement.
The Switzer Fellowship provides:
• A one-year $15,000 cash award;
• Access to other Switzer grant programs and career support, and
• Membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network of over 570 local and global environmental leaders
The Switzer Fellowship focuses on leadership potential than any particular research project.
More information available here.