Events and Activities
Call for Abstracts: Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 with the Sierra Fund!
1. Assessment and Abatement Strategies for Environmental Toxics
Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 offers a platform for progress toward a more resilient future at the nexus of cutting edge science, forward thinking policy and state of the art technology. This event draws hundreds of leaders in the fields of science, policy, research, environmental regulation, water quality, consulting, mining, public health and environmental advocacy. The Sierra Fund invites interdisciplinary researchers to submit abstracts describing strategies for headwaters resiliency.
Consideration will be given to abstracts that address the following themes:
2. Ecosystem Function and Resiliency
3. Policies to Promote Responsible Land Use and Management
Deadline to submit:
January 31, 2017
Visit the conference website
for specific details including abstract submission guidelines and submission procedure.
2017 California Climate Change Symposium!
California Climate Change Symposium 2017 is the premier forum for the sharing of cutting-edge research addressing the impacts of climate change on the state. This research informs the state’s strategies and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to develop programs to safeguard California from a changing climate. California Climate Change Symposium 2017 is convened by California Natural Resources Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
Date: Jan 25-26, 2017
Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Details: The 2017 symposium will feature preliminary reports from California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, a status report on the state’s Climate Change Research Plan, as well as presentations on emerging research.
Please click here for more information!
Solar in Your Community Challenge: Apply Today! Webinar Dec 1st!
To spur solar adoption by these communities, the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative launched the $5 million Solar in Your Community Challenge, which expands solar access to Americans who have been left out of the growing solar market.
Do you want your community to participate in this challenge? An informational webinar will be held to provide further instructions on how to participate!
Webinar Date: December 1st, 2016
Details: The early application deadline to participate in the challenge is January 6, 2017, and the regular deadline is March 17, 2017.
Make sure you reserve your spot at the webinar by registering today! And for more information about the challenge, 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
Quail Ridge Reserve Coordinator: UC Davis NRS!
The UC Davis Natural Reserve System (NRS) within the John Muir Institute of the Environment, an Organized Research Unit is recruiting for an Academic and Budget Coordinator for the Quail Ridge Reserve.
Please review the full announcement here.
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.
Volunteer Opportunity: Adopt-a-stream with the Truckee River Watershed Council!
Adopted streams are monitored by a committed team of volunteers four times a year, May through September. TRWC trains the teams and provides all the equipment and supplies.
To join a team or adopt a stream, sign up to volunteer here!
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!!
Forest History Society Fellowships Available!
There are a series of Forestry-related fellowships available which encourage students, researchers, and writers to pursue potential award-winning projects relating to the historical study of human interaction with forests, natural resources, and the environment.
Please click here for more specifics!
Southwest Airlines - 2017 Heart of the Community grant!
Southwest Airlines is in the business of connecting people to what’s important in their lives, whether it be to people or to places. By supporting central, vibrant, active public spaces, the Heart of the Community grants facilitate connections, which are the foundation for more resilient communities.
Applications due December 5, 2016.
Please click here for more information!
USDA National Conservation Innovation Grants Program - $25 million!
USDA announced funding to development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands. Proposed projects should demonstrate potential to leverage private investment to achieve air quality, forest restoration, on-farm energy efficiency and generation, and green infrastructure benefits.
Applications due January 9, 2017.
Please click here for more info!
US EPA: Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda!
The EJ 2020 Action Agenda is the U.S. EPA's strategic plan for advancing environmental justice for the years 2016-2020 and will build on the foundation established by EPA's previous plan, Plan EJ 2014, as well as decades of significant environmental justice practice by the Agency, communities, and its partners.
Read more here!
Bridging the Adaptation Gap: Approaches to Measurement of Physical Climate Risk and Examples of Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience!
This discussion paper from the Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group focuses on two issues at the heart of addressing the physical risk of climate change that were the focus of GARI conversations in 2016: approaches to measurement of physical climate risk and examples of investments in climate adaptation and resilience.
Read more here!
Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in US Communities!
This 2016 publication provides a critical assessment of community-based adaptation to climate vulnerability and includes a series of in-depth case studies that can provide insight to community-based champions to help reduce vulnerability in their own communities and make evidence-based proposals for adaptation professionals to advance the state-of-the-practice.
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.
Nominations due December 1, 2016.
More info here!