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Protecting and restoring Sierra rivers for their remarkable scenic, recreational, habitat, and historic values.

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Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife, and communities.

The Sierra Nevada Alliance exists to elevate and support Sierra ecosystems and communities.

We are a hub for stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which we achieve by empowering and collaborating with our partners.

Every Sierra ecosystem and community is healthy, resilient, and collectively cared for through thriving partnerships, as a legacy for future generations.

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We are hiring an ambassador program supervisor! See the position description in our bio.⁠
Come work with us to educate the public about stewardship of Lake Tahoe and work with our youth ambassadors on community engagement!⁠
To apply, email your resume and a concise cover letter to phoebe@sierranevadaalliance.org
❗❗Deadline to apply is THIS THURSDAY❗❗ If you are interested in hosting a SNAP member for the 2021-22 term, the deadline to apply is July 15th. ⁠
Please visit our website for more info.⁠
Do you love National Forests? We sure do! We are joining @nationalforests to celebrate National Forest Week on July 12-18, 2021. Learn more at nationalforestweek.org. #NationalForestWeek
Sunday SNAP Spotlight!💫⁠
Join Alex in blackberry removal efforts in the Deer Creek watershed! Alex serves as the River Scientist with Sierra Streams Institute in Nevada City. In addition to tackling big restoration projects, Alex also plays an integral role in SSI's river monitoring program, helps with a variety of education programs, and conducts data analysis to help determine the prioritization and impact of SSI's projects. Alex has been adaptable and innovative during a year full of unexpected challenges, and we are so grateful for her professional and positive attitude. Thank you for your service to SSI, SNAP and the Sierra, Alex!⁠
#blackberryremoval #conservation #restoration #americorps #serviceyear #californiavolunteers #community #science #watershed #climatechange
Applications are open for our 2021-22 SNAP term! Head to our website to learn more about our open positions, and check out the link in our bio to take you to the application.⁠
You could spend 11 months serving with a conservation organization in the Sierra -- learning vegetation monitoring and management skills, helping with post-wildfire reforestation, engaging with community stewardship efforts, and more! Apply today!⁠
#americorps #californiavolunteers #servethesierra #sierranevada #service #gettingthingsdone
Sunday SNAP Spotlight, and Happy 4th of July! ⁠
Know what's patriotic? Serving your community and the environment as a SNAP Member!⁠
Celeste serves as the Volunteer Technician at Sequoia Riverlands Trust in Visalia. She leads community volunteers in a variety of projects on SRT's preserves and throughout the region. In collaboration with SRT's 2 other SNAP members, Celeste works to restore native habitat, educate students and adults, and spotlight the multitude of projects SRT is doing in the Southern Sierra. And she writes an amazing newsletter for the organization! Thank you, Celeste, for your service to the Sierra, the SNAP Program, and SRT!⁠
#serviceyear #americorps #californiavolunteers #conservation #climatechange #sierranevada #southernsierra #sequoiariverlandstrust #collaboration #volunteer #patriotic #happy4thofjuly
Are you looking to build capacity at your conservation organization or agency? The SNAP program is looking for host sites for our 2021-22 program, which begins November 1, and runs through September 2022. Host Sites support and mentor an AmeriCorps member or members for 1700-hour, full-time positions focused on ecological restoration, environmental education and volunteer recruitment and support. Our members are motivated, intelligent and creative folks who want to serve the Sierra and gain experience in the conservation field.⁠
Learn more about the program and apply to be a host site by visiting our website: https://sierranevadaalliance.org/become-a-snap-host-site/⁠
Applications are due July 15th!⁠
#service #conservation #climatechange #americorps #mentorship #capacitybuilding #californiavolunteers #environmentaleducation #restoration #community
We are hiring! Are you ready to dedicate a year of service to the Sierra? Applications for SNAP 2021-22 Full-Term positions are now open! Visit our website for more details and further instructions on how to apply. Application deadline is August 8th!⁠
(Link to application is in our bio)
This summer the Alliance, along with five other organizations launched an ambassador program in locations around the Lake Tahoe region to directly address and reduce tourism-related environmental impacts.  Read more on each program and where you can spot them around the lake! ☀️🏖️⁠
Link to article in our bio.
Sunday SNAP Spotlight! 💫⁠
Alan has been serving with Trout Unlimited since October, with their Truckee-based office. As field season ramps up, he's been getting out to a lot of beautiful places in the Sierra to do hydrologic monitoring, fish habitat restoration and site assessments. From Golden Trout wilderness in the High Sierra to local projects in the Truckee region, Alan and the TU team are hard at work conserving, protecting and restoring coldwater fish habitat in our region's watersheds. Huge amounts of gratitude to you, Alan, for your service to the Sierra, Trout Unlimited and SNAP!⁠
#serviceyear #americorps #tutruckee #highsierra #conservation #restoration #watersheds #ecology #sierranevada #californiavolunteers #gratitude #service #climatechange
Sunday SNAP Spotlight! 💫⁠
This is what collaboration looks like. SNAP members from the Feather River Land Trust came from Quincy to Nevada City to support SNAP host site Sierra Streams Institute with intensive stream surveys on Deer Creek and the Bear River. Stream surveys consist of benthic macroinvertebrate (BMI), algae and water quality studies, which have been ongoing for many years. This project gave members from the Feather River Land Trust an opportunity to learn stream survey protocols and gave Sierra Streams Institute some much needed capacity during their very busy summer season. One of the greatest things about SNAP is the way members support each other, and this project was a shining example of that teamwork!⁠
@sierrastreams @featherriverlandtrust⁠
#waterquality #biology #ecology #streamsurveys #collaboration #teamwork #sierranevada #americorps #serviceyear #californiavolunteers #watersheds #deercreek #bearriver

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