Events and Activities
Sierra Nevada Alliance Holiday Giving Campaign, including Give Back Tuesday!
It’s that time of year again! The Alliance is hosting a Holiday Giving Campaign between now and the end of December, as well as participating in Give Back Tuesday on November 29th. Donate $250+ before the end of December and you will not only receive an insulated Sierra Nevada Alliance Kleen Kanteen and a copy of Tim Palmer’s book, Glaciers of California, but you will also be entered into a raffle to win a Sierra Adventure Pack.
Visit our website for additional details, and stay tuned for updates!
TERC Monthly Lecture: Imperiled Fish with Nann Fangue!
Join Dr. Nann Fangue to learn how we can conserve our imperiled fishes and find solutions by understanding physiological specializations that allow animals to survive and thrive in complex environments.
Date: Nov 03, 2016, 5:30-11:50pm
Location: Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village NV
Details: Registration for this event is free but required. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with refreshments and no-host bar from 5:30-6pm. A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door.
Please click here to register.
Sierra CAMP Fall Member Meeting and UCLA Climate Talk!
Register now to join Sierra CAMP members and interested parties at a biannual meeting on November 9th. This will be a chance to meet and reflect on Sierra CAMP's activities and successes in 2016, and discuss priorities for 2017, shaping Sierra CAMP's direction and policy advocacy. After the meeting, UCLA Climate Science Center Professor Professor Alex Hall will present key findings from the study and discuss what they mean for Sierra residents and resource managers about the fate of California's iconic Sierra Nevada ecosystems. Registration is free but space is limited so please register!
Date: Weds, Nov 9th | 4-5pm Meeting | 5:30-7:30pm UCLA Presentation
Location: Squaw Valley Ponderosa Room
To register, click here!
For more information on any of these events, contact Sierra CAMP Director Diana Madson.
Conservation Biology Institute Webinar: Cooperation and conflict resolution in groundwater and aquifer management!
Conflicts over water depend on the characteristics of the resource. Conflicts over groundwater and aquifers are very different from those posed by surface water resources. Surface water negotiations typically focus on allocations and flows; negotiations over groundwater typically focus on storage and water quality. Attend this free webinar to find out more!
Date: November 14, 2016 10-11am
Presenter: Dr. Todd Jarvis, Oregon State University, Institute for Water and Watersheds
For more information and to register, click here!
15th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival: At The Edge!
Join SYRCL for another fabulous weekend at the largest film festival of its kind. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling INSPIRED and MOTIVATED to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.
Date: January 12-16, 2017
Location: Location TBD, likely by Nevada City, CA
Visit the festival website for more details! Or, review the tour calendar to find a tour date near you!
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Environmental Incentives: Associate, Senior Associate, Marketing Specialist!
Environmental Incentives is seeking a marketing specialist, 1-2 full-time associates and 1-2 senior associates to join their South Lake Tahoe headquarters, and support wildlife and water programs.
Please review Associate, Senior Associate, and Marketing Specialist vacancy postings.
Botanist position, Tahoe National Forest!
The Tahoe National Forest is outreaching for a term seasonal (18/8) GS-0430-09 Botanist position. The position is seasonal (18 pay periods maximum per year) and is scheduled to last 13 months, but may be extended up to 4 years. This position reports to the West Zone Botanist and supports the botany program on both the American River & Yuba River Ranger Districts. Duty station may be either Nevada City, Foresthill or Camptonville, CA.
For more information about this vacancy, please email Patricia Krueger!
There are also several other USFS positions available in the Sierra Nevada region.
Putah Creek Council Job Opening: Executive Director!
Putah Creek Council's board is beginning the search for an experienced leader to usher their thriving organization into a fourth decade of advocacy, education, and community-based stewardship in Winters, CA. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and leads the organization consistent with the mission, values, policies, and plans of the Council. Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director manages the Council’s programs and projects, supervises staff, and oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations. Deadline December 15.
For more info and job description, please click here!
Area CE Vegetable Production & Irrigation Advisor!
The University of California Cooperative Extension Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources announce a research-based vacancy in Modesto, CA, with a specific emphasis on irrigation water management, specifically low volume irrigation, to address these pressing water problems in the three-county, North San Joaquin Valley region of Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Closing Date: December 9, 2016.
For more information, click here!
Help the Sierra Nevada Alliance, the Environment, and Yourself!
Have you ever wanted to switch to clean energy? Find out how from our clean energy concierge partner, MyDomino. MyDomino is offering Alliance supporters a free 1-month membership ($99 value), during which time they’ll help you figure out how to switch to clean energy. There is no commitment required to redeem your free membership, and as an added bonus, MyDomino will make a donation to the Alliance every time one of our supporters contacts them! Use our Partner Code “ALLIANCE” at www.MyDomino.comto redeem the offer and make the donation. It has never been easier to donate to the Alliance and work toward environmental conservation at the same time!!
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation!
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs. Grants are considered for IRS-qualified non-profit organizations located within the United States, and typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.
Please click here for more information! For the Spring round of grants, the postmark deadline is November 10.
Petition: Tell President Obama: Put Solar Panels On Federal Buildings!
Join the Center for Biological Diversity petition, asking President Obama to issue an Executive Order requiring the federal government to put solar panels on all federal buildings or, for incompatible buildings, to obtain energy from local distributed-solar energy.
Please click here to sign!
Host a Filmmaker or Guest During SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Or show your artwork!
Are you interested in getting involved with Wild & Scenic Film Festival in a unique way while earning awesome perks? Volunteer to host an attending filmmaker or special guest in your household during the festival! From January 12-16, 2017 Nevada City and Grass Valley transform into a hub of art and activism. If you are interested in becoming a lodging host for the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, please complete the Lodging Host Information Survey.
Also, environmental art sumbissions for those interested in showing at the festival, are due Sunday 11/6.
Please click here to host a filmmaker, or click here for more information on art submissions!!
GRO1000 Garden & Green Spaces Grant Awards Program!
The U.S. Conference of Mayors and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's new grant program promotes and recognizes mayoral leadership in the development of greenscapes across the nation. Four winning cities will each receive $40,000 in cash and products to develop and expand gardens and green spaces that will transform their communities. Applications are due November 15, 2016.
More info here!
Publication: The Cost of Alternative Water Supply and Efficiency Options in California!
A new Pacific Institute study has found that seawater desalination is among the most expensive options for meeting current and future water needs in California, while large stormwater capture projects are among the least expensive. The Cost of Alternative Water Supply and Efficiency Options in California is the first comprehensive analysis to examine the cost of strategies to augment local water supplies and reduce demand in California. The report uses methods developed in the field of energy economics to provide comparable cost estimates for these options.
You can read more about the report and download a copy here!
Publication: It Takes a City - The Case for Collaborative Climate Action!
In 2016, 533 cities disclosed their climate-related data through CDP's cities program. This annual global report analyzes this data with a view to show cities, regional governments, companies, and investors that there is a case for collaborating on climate action.
You can read this new release here!
Nominate a Clean Air Hero for the 2016 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards!
Since 2001, the California Air Resources Board has annually bestowed the distinguished Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards to extraordinary individuals for their significant career accomplishments in at least one of these air quality categories: research, environmental policy, science and technology, public education and community service. Nominations are due December 1, 2016.
More info here!