Events and Activities
CA Water Boards Public Meetings
Staff from the Central Valley and Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Boards are collaborating on the development of permits to ensure water quality protection and regulatory compliance on lands managed by the USFS and BLM. They are hosting numerous upcoming public meetings related to this permit development project. These meetings will provide a brief background of the permit development process, permitting goals and will solicit public feedback. Meeting will be held in Susanville, Redding, Bishop, Rancho Cordova, Clovis, and Apple Valley.
Date: October through December
Location: Various, see flyer
Please click here for more info.
Public Forum: Can We Really Predict the Weather? The Latest in Forecasting
Come to this half-day workshop sponsored by DWR and ACWA to find out what it will take to improve long-range precipitation forecasting. Following opening remarks by DWR Director Grant Davis and ACWA Executive Director Tim Quinn, workshop speakers will describe the limitations of current forecasting ability, the improved science needed, and steps being taken to make better forecasting a higher priority. Innovative water management efforts by ACWA member agencies that require better long-range forecasting also will be showcased. Registration is free but must be done by November 6th.
Date: November 9th
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA
Please click here for more details.
Fall Meeting of the CA Biodiversity Council
Join the California Biodiversity Council at their fall meeting as they explore the theme of "Mainstreaming the Integrated Regional Conservation and Development (IRCAD) Program." Register by Friday, November 3rd.
Date: November 13th to 14th
Location: Hollister, CA
Please click here for details.
Winter Wildlands Alliance Grassroots Advocacy Conference
Join policy makers, athletes, grassroots activists, scientists, mountain guides, local elected officials and other recreation and conservation stakeholders from across the country for two full days of engaging workshops and discussions on issues important to winter recreation and public lands. Get the latest developments in policy and planning issues, share grassroots successes, meet with public land managers, gain new advocacy tools and spend quality lodge time with colleagues, partners, new friends and allies.
Date: November 9th to 12th
Location: Clair Tappaan Lodge, Donner Summit, CA
Please click here for more details and to register.
Truckee Town Council Meeting on 100% Renewable Resolution
Join the Alliance at this Truckee Town Council meeting where they will consider the proposed resolution for the Town of Truckee to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable energy by 2050. Bring your comments and enthusiasm for renewable energy! Sign the petition to encourage them to adopt the resolution here!
Date: November 28th at 6 pm
Location: Town Hall, Truckee, CA
Please click here for more details and to RSVP.
Taking on a Global Role:
Working in Collaboration to Address Climate Change in California
This symposium will offer all those working towards reducing climate change, whether at the local, state or national level, the opportunity to assess California’s progress in achieving their strategies towards their vision to reduce greenhouse gases. The event will focus on development, shared experiences, lessons learned, challenges ahead, as well as the importance of partnership, research and innovation in reducing emissions and securing a sustainable future for all across the globe.
Date: February 6th
Location: Los Angeles, CA
For more information about the event, please click here.
Job Announcements & Volunteer Opportunities
Land Use Planning Policy Associate - League to Save Lake Tahoe
State Policy Associate - ClimatePlan
The League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated and professional environmental land use expert to work as either a land use planning policy associate or senior land use planning policy analyst to join our program team. The position assists in the implementation of targeted campaigns and programs to help protect, restore and advocate for the health of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
For more info, click here.
ClimatePlan’s network carries out numerous campaigns around the state. The State Policy Associate must possess the skills to think creatively and strategically about our issues to influence policymakers and key decision-makers. The State Policy Associate must also provide strong analysis to shape California state policy and funding on climate change, equity, land use, housing, health, and conservation. This position can be based out of ClimatePlan's Oakland or Sacramento office. Application deadline is November 27th.
For more info, please click here
Conservation Project Associate - Audubon California
The Conservation Project Associate is an integral member of Audubon California’s Working Lands Team, supporting projects to enhance the habitat value of managed wetlands and agricultural lands for birds and other wildlife. This position is based in Sacramento, California and is open until filled.
For more info, please click here.
Petition: Encourage the Truckee to Commit to 100% Renewable!
Sign this petition today to encourage Truckee to be the third community in the Sierra to pledge 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and renewable energy by 2050! The Alliance is excited to be working Sierra-wide to organize community coalitions towards this goal as part of our Climate Program. Our goal is to obtain at least 1000 signatures on this petition and a unanimous vote by Truckee Town Council this fall. Join us at the meeting where the Truckee Town Council will hear this matter on November 28th at 6 pm. See the event listing above.
Sign the petition here!
Petition: Protect Our Mountains - Help MAP Challenge Martis Valley West
Support Mountain Area Preservation's (MAP) efforts to challenge the approval of the Martis Valley West Parcel Specific Plan project, a 760-unit development located on the pristine Brockway Summit ridgeline, straddling Lake Tahoe and Martis Valley. Impacts to Lake Tahoe including increased traffic, public safety hazards, severe fire danger, diminished lake clarity and loss of our starry nights, highlight the detrimental damage this project will have on the region.
Sign the petition here!
RFP: Foothill Conservancy Seeks Strategic Planning Consultant
The Foothill Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) community-based, grassroots conservation group, is seeking an experienced strategic planning consultant to design and facilitate a participatory planning process that will create a 5-7 year strategic plan for the organization.
To view the RFP, please click here.
CA DWR Spring 2017 Groundwater Level Data Summary
The California Department of Water Resources has released its summary discussing groundwater-level trends throughout the recent drought.
To check it out, please click here.
USACE Watershed Analysis Tool Available
The Watershed Analysis Tool (HEC-WAT) software developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a model integration tool that allows multi-disciplinary teams to perform water resources studies. HEC-WAT accomplishes this through a framework that provides the user with the ability to perform studies in a comprehensive, systems-based approach. The HEC-WAT is now available for free download.
To learn more, please click here.
Sustainable Groundwater Planning (SGWP) Grant Program
The SGWP Grant Program provides funds for projects that develop and implement sustainable groundwater planning and projects. Eligible applicants include public agencies, non-profit organizations, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, state Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission's Tribal Consultation list, and mutual water companies. Over $86.3 million available. Application deadline is November 13th.
To learn more, please click here.
Free Online Access: California Water Library
The California Water Library is designed to provide easy, organized access to published information about California water so that any interested party can access the information needed to make informed decisions about the state’s most precious natural resource.
To visit the library, please click here.