Events and Activities
Save the Date - Sierra Nevada Alliance 2016 Conference: One Sierra One Voice!
The Sierra Nevada Alliance presents an Annual Conference at which current issues in the Sierra are addressed. Aug 25th will be a full day focused on non-profit capacity building! Buy your tickets today!
Date: Thurs-Sat, August 25-27, 2016
Location: The Miners Foundry in Nevada City, CA
Details: Member groups receive an additional discount. Click here to join or renew your membership.
For pricing or more information, please click here!
Community Hoedown: Sierra Nevada Alliance!
Please join the Sierra Nevada Alliance for our Community Hoedown after our conference workshops! The reception will include interactive art, a prominent speaker, a silent auction, a raffle, an environmental awards ceremony, a no-host bar, and live music, featuring Sierra locals, the Bison Bluegrass Band. We are excited to gather with partners and supporters to celebrate where we have been and where we are going!
Date: Friday, August 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Miners Foundry in Nevada City, CA
Pricing: Hoedown admission is included in all conference tickets; available to the public for $10
Reserve your seats today! Click here to register!
And here for more information.
Mammoth Trails Day Summer of Stewardship!
Join the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the US Forest Service, and Friends of the Inyo with funding from Measure R for Mammoth Trails Day on Mammoth Lakes Trail System. The day will be focused on helping Friends of the Inyo’s trail crews during their summer long maintenance project in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Come on out and care for trails in Mammoth! Breakfast, lunch, and raffle included.
Date: Aug 13, 2016
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Reserve your seats today, this will fill up! For more info, click here!
ESLT has many upcoming events this summer! Please review their calendar and get involved.
2016 Society of American Foresters' Summer Meeting!
The Society of American Foresters started in California in 1916. In celebration of the society's centennial year, the meeting will be held in the southern Sierra Nevada.
The Thursday session will feature a panel discussion of key forestry leaders in the state and a banquet with an special dinner presentation.
Friday's field trip will be to various field locations in the nearby Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake area.
Date: August 25 at 9am to August 26 at 4pm
Location: Chukchansi Resort - Coarsegold, California
For more info or to register, click here!
California-Nevada DEWS Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar!
CNAP and NIDIS announce a 2016 Drought and Climate Outlook webinar, designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on
current drought status and associated impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña).
Date: August 24th at 11am PDT
Please read more and register here!
ARCCA Webinar: Overview of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Climate and Health Assessment!
This webinar will discuss the findings of the USGCRP’s scientific assessment on the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States. This report was developed over the course of three years by over 100 experts from across 8 federal agencies, and represents a significant improvement in scientific confidence in the link between climate change and a broad range of threats to public health.
Date: Tue, Sep 27, 1-2pm PDT
Please read more and register here!
California Energy Commission & Sierra CAMP: Improving Access to Renewables & Energy Efficiency Workshop!
Please join Sierra CAMP & the CEC for this workshop to understand the barriers to and opportunities for renewable energy, energy efficiency and weatherization programs for low-income communities in the Sierra, particularly as it applies to the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (SB 350).
Date: August 22nd, 5-7pm
Location: Lake Tahoe Community College, Aspen Room, South Lake Tahoe
Please RSVP here!
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Internship with the California Office of Mine Reclamation!
The Office of Mine Reclamation (OMR), within the California Department of Conservation, is a state agency that oversees surface mining in California. OMR seeks two interns to volunteer within its Environmental Services Unit, and will be supervised by a restoration ecologist.
Full description here!
Energy Program Manager: The Local Government Commission!
The LGC is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to serve as Energy Program Manager to oversee multiple projects led by the LGC, including administering an Advanced Energy Community EPIC Grant in the City of Fresno and directing the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition. Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Erin Hague.
Full job description here!
Eastern Sierra Land Trust: Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member!
Eastern Sierra Land Trust is seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader to commit to 11 months of service to help protect Sierra natural resources. As our Education Coordinator, this new full-time team member will lead and collaborate on restoration, education, and outreach projects that engage the Eastern Sierra community in local conservation efforts.
To learn more, please click here!
Wildlife Biologist: Lassen National Forest!
The USFS is actively outreaching for a GS-9/11 wildlife biologist on the Lassen National Forest. To express interest in this position, please email Kathleen Nelson, asking for an Outreach Interest Form by close of business on August 16, 2016.
Sierra Foothill Conservancy: Conservation Project Manager and Program Assistant!
SFC is looking to add two people to its dynamic team, a Conservation Project Manager and a Program Assistant. For more information, please click on the job titles for a description. If you are interested in applying, click here for an application.
California Trout: Sierra Headwater Program Manager!
CalTrout is seeking a dedicated and talented natural resource scientist who will work closely with the Sierra Headwaters conservation team and under the supervision of the Sierra Program Director to execute all aspects of restoration and conservation project management.
Please review the full job description 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!!
Climate Leadership Awards - Application Period Open!
As the EPA is committed to reducing GHG emmissions, EPA co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards (CLA) with NGO partners: the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) Exitand The Climate Registry (TCR).
For more information, click here!
Sierra CAMP's Policy Recommendations for the 2017 Update of Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk!
This document is a culmination of Sierra CAMP's work studying the climate change impacts in our region and analyzing the opportunities for climate mitigation and adaptation. Sierra CAMP is also developing a series of blog posts to focus on key topic areas. Take a look at their posts on Integrated Watershed Management and Forest Restoration. Stay tuned for Regional Economic Development, Preparedness and Public Health, and Structural Recommendations.
Read on here!
SFEWS Online Journal Now Available - Vol. 14, Iss 2, July 2016!
Some of the latest in watershed research is now available for review. Featured papers include river models, salinity disribution and fish abundance, and groundwater recharge analsis, among many others.
Review the journal here!
Reporting on Climate Adaptation!
This website brings together a wide array of resources on government and non-governmental organizations, policies, research and other information about adaptation for reporters to better tell the adaptation story.
Review it here!