Events and Activities
Webinar: Making a Big Impact in Sustainability Science with Big Data
Join SSF and leaders from Chatmine Technologies and Boston University in a free webinar demonstrating the application of computational modeling of natural and social processes to identify patterns, trends, and associations that can inform sustainability decision making. The webinar will be organized around five case studies focused on integrating multi-scale and multi-source data and applying spatial statistical techniques, artificial intelligence algorithms, and systems modeling to derive business insights and strategies. The presentations will be appropriate for a non-technical audience.
Date: September 21st, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
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Impact Foundry's What If Conference
A conference for anyone supporting non-profit organizations that believes in the power of what if. Join with California nonprofits, philanthropists, and passionate advocates for a full day of inspiration and practical tools. Learn from national experts. Network with your peers and business leaders who support nonprofit excellence. Bring your Board members to hear three celebrity keynotes who will ignite passion for your cause. If you join, this really will be the northern California nonprofit conference of the year.
Date: October 5th
Location: McClellan Park, CA
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Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference
BECC is the premier event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. BECC brings together a range of academics, practitioners, and policymakers from a variety of fields engaged in energy and climate efforts in order to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral research, best practices, and methodologies.
Date: October 15th to 18th
Location: Sacramento, CA
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UC Davis Riparian Summit 2017 - Confluence to Influence
The 3-day Summit provides an opportunity to share knowledge from multiple communities on the science, community values, and strategies for managing, protecting, and restoring California’s riparian corridors. It will feature plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, an art and science component, and opportunities for field activities.
Date: October 17th to 19th
Location: Davis, CA
For more information about the event and to register, please click here.
Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference: Preparing for Extreme Water Conditions
This conference will examine what it takes to prepare and manage for extremely low water availability as well as excessive runoff from the perspectives of municipal infrastructure, agriculture production, and riparian habitat maintenance and restoration. The conference will include a tour of the Truckee River from Lake Tahoe to Fallon, NV.
Date: October 19th to 20th
Location: Reno, NV
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Symposium: Sacramento San Joaquin Delta and the Sierra Nevada Tributaries; “The Stressors and the Fix”
Join the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association as they analyze what science shows about flow, fish, the stressors and the fix necessary to achieve a healthy and sustainable Delta. Get the information first-hand from top experts in their field.
Date: October 27th
Location: Auburn, CA
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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
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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
SNAP Positions Still Open!
The Alliance's Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership is still accepting applications for select positions on a rolling basis. Members serve for 11 months throughout the Sierra and focus on environmental restoration, monitoring, education, and volunteer recruitment.
Please review our website for more information.
SYRCL is hiring!
CDFW Accepting Applications for Wildlife Officer Cadet
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and is seeking to hire several positions, including an Executive Director, a Finance Manager, a River Education Manager, an Educational Assembly Presenter, and three AmeriCorps members.
For more info, click here.
CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation.
Apply by Sept. 30, 2017.
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.
Sign the petition here!
American Rivers Petition: Save the Clean Water Act
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to cut safeguards for the streams and wetlands that provide drinking water supplies for one in three Americans. We have until September 27 to tell the EPA that we need to strengthen, not weaken, protections for clean water.
Take action here!
Nevada State Parks Grant Opportunity
Approximately $1.2 million in funding is available for the 2018 fiscal year. The program funds motorized, non-motorized, and educational recreational trail projects.
Applications due: October 26, 2017
For more info, please click here.
Film Submissions Are Open For 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Fest
At SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film Festival, environmental and adventure films are highlighted which illustrate the earth's beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment.
Open submissions run from May 15 through September 24, 2017.
For more information and submission deadlines, please click here!
CalTrans Grant Opportunity
Announcing Climate Change Adaptation Planning Grants ($20 million over three years) to local and regional agencies for climate change adaptation planning. This funding will advance adaptation planning on California’s transportation infrastructure, including but not limited to roads, railways, bikeways, trails, bridges, ports, and airports.
For more info and elegibility information, click here!