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Happy Watershed Wednesday! The Pit River watershed Happy Watershed Wednesday! The Pit River watershed lies in the northeastern portion of the Sierra Nevada, includes 21 named tributaries, and spans over 4,300 square miles.  This watershed encompasses the Upper Pit River, Fall River, Burney Creek, and Hat Creek sub-watersheds. In this watershed you can find the traditional territory of the Pit River Tribe, Lassen National Park, and one of the best wild trout fisheries in the state. Pictured here is The Pit River Falls near Fall River Mills, CA.⁠
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Photo by Tom Hilton, 5 July 2013. ⁠
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#watershedwednesday #sierranevada #pitriver
The Alliance's November webinar is coming up this The Alliance's November webinar is coming up this week! Register at the link in our bio to join us and Rob Grasso, aquatic ecologist at Yosemite National Park. Learn about reintroduction, restoration, and monitoring efforts in Yosemite to protect our favorite rare and endangered frogs, toads, and turtles! See you Wednesday!⁠
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#yosemitenationalpark #sierranevada #endangeredspecies #conservation #environmentaleducation #yosemitetoad #westernpondturtle #redleggedfrog #yellowleggedfrog #ribbit
"The High Sierra of California is a brilliant trib "The High Sierra of California is a brilliant tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers. Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting images are the journals of Gary Snyder, chronicling more than forty years of travels through the High Sierra backcountry."⁠
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Join the Alliance next Sunday, November 22nd from 4:00 - 5:30pm for our Sierra Printmaking Class, instructed by Gina Stowell! Register via the link in our bio!⁠
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We will be learning how to create our own print blocks and crafting greeting cards inspired by the work of Tom Killion.  If you can't get enough, visit our website to find this beautiful book on our online bookshop!
This month's Alliance Webinar is will be about 'Re This month's Alliance Webinar is will be about 'Restoring rare & endangered aquatic species in Yosemite National Park' with guess speaker Rob Grasso. Join us on November 18th!⁠
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Register at us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvf-yprjksH91hRjtJcehVLmUp5wBByOB1
Join us November 22nd, 4:00-5:30pm: Lets have fun, Join us November 22nd, 4:00-5:30pm: Lets have fun, get inspired and create landscape greeting cards with the fine art of printmaking! Taught by Gina Stowell, with inspiration from one of her favorite Northern California artist Tom Killion.⁠
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Cost of the class is $25, with additional supplies needed. ⁠
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Register now! (Linkinbio)
Gift your friends and family with Sierra Nevada-in Gift your friends and family with Sierra Nevada-inspired works and seasonal décor, all while supporting our shared cause in protecting the “Range of Light”. 10% of each book and 15% of each greenery sold will go towards supporting our conservation efforts in the Sierra.⁠
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Find the link in our bio! ⁠
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Exercise your right to vote! Find your polling pla Exercise your right to vote! Find your polling place by clicking the link in our bio.⁠
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#yourvoteisyourvoice
A great bit of education and historical context fr A great bit of education and historical context from our friends @tahoefund:⁠
The word Tahoe is a mispronunciation of the Washoe word Daʔaw, which they used to refer to the Lake. The term DaɁaw ɁagaɁ translates to "edge of the lake," as the tribe enjoyed the warmer months on the shores of Tahoe. The Washoe tribe are the true Tahoe locals having inhabited Lake Tahoe for over 2,000 years!⁠
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#landacknowledgement #laketahoe #washoeland #watershed #conservation #history #sierranevada #bigblue #originalstewards #thetruelocals #tahoefund
Check out this article by Nanette Kelley on Indige Check out this article by Nanette Kelley on Indigenous led land stewardship in the Sierra.  The article features our non-profit partner Calaveras Health Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS). CHIPS is a Host Site for the inaugural year of the Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program, hosting Fellow Thurman Roberts, Washoe and resident of Hung-A-Lel-Ti Reservation. ⁠
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From the article: "CHIPS crews help thwart catastrophes with removal of woody biomass such as slash, overgrowth and small diameter wood. The result is a healthy forest, fire reduction and forest products including wood chips, soil amendments and firewood, which provide sustainable incomes in economically depressed regions.... ⁠
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According to Roberts, the tribes in the Sierra region struggle with high unemployment, yet in their time working with CHIPS, the Hung-A-Lel-Ti Reservation’s unemployment rate has gone from 78 percent to 43 percent. As well, the job success rate has been higher among the Native community than the non-Native community, and CHIPS has helped decrease the rate of recidivism by working with probation departments. “We’re always there to build people up and not just drop them if there is an issue,” he said. ⁠
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“The program has been so successful here, I want to see it expand like over to Hoopa and to some tribes down by Bishop,” said Roberts, noting that he wants to see outreach and Native forestry workforce capacity building expand."⁠
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The Alliance looks forward to continuing to support the amazing work done by CHIPS and the communities they support. Visit the link below to read the full article or visit the link in bio. ⁠
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https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/non-profit-spearheads-land-repatriation-through-community-revitalization-and-forest-stewardship⁠
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#indigenousland #forestry #sierranevada #workforce #stewardship #traditionalecologicalknowledge #restoration #washoe #community
Ballot Measures and Public Charities: Yes, You Can Ballot Measures and Public Charities: Yes, You Can Influence That Vote: https://bolderadvocacy.org/resource/ballot-measures-and-public-charities-yes-you-can-influence-that-vote/
CONSERVATION VICTORY!!! In tears 😭 We are so h CONSERVATION VICTORY!!!

In tears 😭 We are so happy and proud of the result of years of hard work! The City of South Lake Tahoe just approved, unanimously the Climate Action Plan Sierra Nevada Alliance developed! So proud of our staff and community partners for this collaborative effort! The City of SLT is the largest jurisdiction in the Sierra and follows suite with Truckee and Nevada City, two other jurisdictions we initiated down the same path! Good news today for the Sierra. Working at the local level matters and is a ripple. 💕

#tahoesouth #climateactionplan #100%renewable #cityofsouthlaketahoe #conservationvictory #thinkglobalactlocal #sierranevada
The City of South Lake Tahoe is planning to adopt The City of South Lake Tahoe is planning to adopt its first Climate Action Plan tomorrow! If you're a South Lake Tahoe resident, you can show your support by submitting a comment online or making a public comment during the virtual City Council meeting tomorrow.⁠
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More info on the meeting time and how to submit a comment can be found here: https://cityofslt.us/80/City-Council⁠
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Or here: https://slt.granicusideas.com/meetings/598-city-council/agenda_items/5f889d8f7d7965e628027133-14-dot-consideration-of-climate-action-plan-adoption⁠
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#climatechange #actonclimate #climateactionplan #southlaketahoe #sierranevada

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