Events and Activities
2016 Natural Areas Conference!
Register now to join the 2016 Natural Areas Conference October 18-21, 2016. The theme is Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Areas Management: Turning Words to Action. This event will feature strategies and tactics that resource and natural areas managers can employ to prepare for and respond to climate change on the ground.
Date: October 18-21, 2016
Location: UC Davis Conference Center, Davis, CA
View the complete conference schedule here.
For pricing or more information, please click here!
Markleeville Creek Day 2016!
Join the Alpine Watershed Group for the 17th annual Markleeville Creek Day, a volunteer restoration day in Alpine County, CA! Choose from a variety of projects for all skill levels, such as East Fork Riparian Planting, Hope Valley Willow Planting, Weed Removal at Grover, Native Plant Garden Maintenance, Protective Tree Wrapping, and Storm Drain Stenciling!
Date: Saturday, September 10th, 9am-2pm
Location: Meet at Markleeville's Library Park at 9am
Details: Please bring water, lunch, sturdy shoes, and sun protection. There will be an ice cream social for all volunteers at the end of the work day!
Register now on the AWG Volunteer Registration Site!
To view the event flier, please click here.
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
Operations Coordinator: Environmental Incentives!
Environmental Incentives is seeking an Operations Coordinator to join their South Lake Tahoe headquarters, and support human resources management, office administration, and company operations.
Full description here!
Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator: The Local Government Commission!
The Local Government Commission (LGC)— in partnership with the Institute for Local Government (ILG) and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative— is recruiting to fill the Statewide Local Government Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator position (Local Government Energy Coordinator).
Deadline to apply is September 19, 2016.
Full job description here!
Contracts and Procurement Analyst: Sierra Nevada Conservancy!
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC or Department) is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong analytical skills and experience to lead the Department’s Contract and Procurement Unit.
For a full job description, please click here!
NASA DEVELOP Program!
NASA DEVELOP Program for current students, recent college graduates, and career transitioning professionals, including veterans of the Armed Forces. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science.
The spring 2017 online application is open from August 29 – October 7, 2016.
Both paid and volunteer positions are offered.
Details about the internship and how to apply can be found here
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.
Program Specialist (Climate Change Program Specialist) GS-13!
This job announcement is posted on USAjobs. Applicants MUST click on this USA Jobs link to reach the correct full vacancy announcement, and apply via USAjobs.
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 CA: 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!
2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science!
Wilburforce Foundation, in partnership with COMPASS, is now accepting applications for the 2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science. The Fellowship is a year-long program providing leadership and science communication training, along with coaching and support, to conservation scientists from a wide range of affiliations, career stages, and disciplines.
For more information, click here!