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Climate Change

The Sierra is severely impacted by the effects of the global climate crisis.

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Wildlife

Preventing habitat loss and minimizing factors impacting threatened and endangered species.

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Forests

Supporting healthy forest ecosystems and protecting them from the threats of development, wildfire, and disease.

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Watersheds

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

Issues A Region at Risk

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

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

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

Vision
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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Does the Sierra light your inner fire? 🔥 ⁠
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We’re looking for passionate, engaged folks to join our board of directors! We need to diversify our current group, and we want black, indigenous and people of color to hop on board. All gender identities, sexual orientations and ages are encouraged to apply. ⁠
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We seek individuals who are committed to being a champion for the Alliance, and who want to make fundraising for the organization a priority. ⁠
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Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2022. ⁠
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To learn more about the Alliance's board of directors and to apply, check out our Linkin.bio or visit sierranevadaalliance.org/board-nominations-application/⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #nonprofitboard #boardofdirectors #nonprofit #sierranevada #boardnominations #environmental
Did you know lasers can be used to help renew Sierra Nevada Forests? 🌲⚡️⁠
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By using plane-mounted laser imaging or "idar," scientists are able to map the size, shape, and density of trees in the Sierra. This reveals how both low and moderate fire intensity can make a forest more resilient to larger fires. These lasers have allowed scientists to map larger areas of forest more effectively, allowing them to come to more accurate conclusions. Through this research, scientists have found that with weaker fires, such as control burns, forests are more resilient to severe wildfires.⁠
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To read more about these lasers, check out our Linkin.bio or visit https://e360.yale.edu/digest/laser-imaging-reveals-how-fire-renews-sierra-nevada-forests⁠
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At the Alliance, our Forestry programs work to support forest health in the face of explosive wildfire throughout the Sierra. For more information please visit our website sierranevadaalliance.org/sierra-corps-forestry-fellowship-program/⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #forest #forestryfriday #lasers #technology #fire #wildfire #foresthealth #stem #yale #yaleschooloftheenvironment
Many of our SNAP host sites are increasingly engaged in landscape-scale forest health initiatives.🌲🌳⁠
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Working in partnership with public, private, tribal, and nonprofit stakeholders, organizations like the South Yuba River Citizens League help restore forest and watershed resiliency in the areas they serve. ⁠
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The North Yuba Forest Partnership stakeholder collaborative was recently awarded $34.8 million from the U.S. Forest Service after being selected as one of ten landscapes under the Wildfire Crisis Strategy implementation plan. Over the next ten years, their work will help protect communities and habitats in some of the Sierra's most beloved watersheds!⁠
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To learn more about this project, check out our Linkin.bio or visit⁠
https://yubariver.org/2022/05/update-nyfp-to-receive-funding-for-forest-restoration⁠
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📷 Vince Mig⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #gettingthingsdone #SNAP #americorps #californiavolunteers #northyubaforestpartnership #usforestservice #syrcl #yubariver #river #wildfire
Mark your calendars! 🌲🔥⁠
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Join the Alliance and Brandon Smith, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) on May 31 at noon for our monthly webinar series. Hear directly from Brandon about his experience co-founding FFRP and their incredible work to support former and currently incarcerated individuals fighting California wildfires. ⁠
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For more information and to register for this informative lunchtime webinar, check out our Linkin.bio or visit sierranevadaalliance.org/event/2022ffrp/⁠
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📷 Ed Kashi of Talking Eyes Media⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #forestryandfirerecruitmentprogram #ffrp #SNAmonthlywebinar #event #forestry #firefighter #fire #nonprofit #webinar
Our friends at California Native Plant Society are holding their 2022 Conference this October! 🌱🌿☘️⁠
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The conference's theme is Rooting Together: Restoring Connections to Plants, People, and Place. Join fellow plant lovers in San Jose, CA to learn about conservation, plant science, horticulture and education topics!⁠
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To learn more about the conference, check out our Linkin.bio or visit sierranevadaalliance.org/event/2022-cnps-conference/⁠
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📷 Jim Delso⁠
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@californianativeplantsociety⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #californianativeplantsociety #2022cnpsconference #nonprofit #botany #plants #outdoors #conservation #plantscience #horiculture #education
Grab your hiking shoes! 🏔🌲 ⁠
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The Trail of 100 Giants reopens today. This incredible giant sequoia grove is reopening to the public eight months after being spared from the Windy Fire. The Trail, located within the Giant Sequoia National Monument, is home to more than 700 giant sequoias, with some estimated to be 1,500 years old!⁠
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To learn more about the trails reopening, check out our Linkin.bio or visit www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/2022/05/10/beloved-sequoia-grove-reopens-national-park-after-2021-windy-fire-trail-of-100-giants-reopens-friday/9710401002/⁠
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📷 Ricardo Esquivel from Pexels⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #savethesierra #forestryfriday #giantsequoia #trailof100giants #100Giants #hiking #nonprofit #giantsequoianationalmonument #sierranevada
California has a chance to become a world leader in natural solutions for drawing carbon out of the atmosphere! 🏆🌱⁠
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The Natural Carbon Sequestration and Resilience Act (AB 2649) would make California the first state in the nation to set targets for sequestering carbon through natural carbon removal practices. And do you know what is a proven, natural, and cost-effective means of drawing down atmospheric carbon? Forests.⁠
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AB 2649 may help prioritize & fund initiatives that strategically manage and conserve our forests. Combined with the recently released Pathways to 30x30 plan, the two will accelerate the natural removal of carbon through building climate resilience in our natural and working lands in ways that serve all communities. ⁠
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To learn more about this Act, check out our Linkin.bio or visit theclimatecenter.org/natural-carbon-sequestration-and-resilience-act-ab2649/⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #carbonsequestration #climatesafeca #actonclimate #climatechange #climatejustice #environment #nature #sustainability #globalwarming #CApolitics #30x30 #sierranevada #advocacy⁠ #AB2649
With the Sierra Nevada historically experiencing drought, water allocations have become increasingly important to ensure communities receive enough to support their population. 💧🏔 ⁠
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As part of California’s Proposition 1 funding for water supply, distribution, and infrastructure, the Sierra Institue for Community and Environment is working to improve the inclusion of underrepresented and underserved communities into water management planning across the Sierra Nevada region. Past models often misallocated water resources as they only considered median household income rather than additional burdens faced by rural mountain communities, including wildfire smoke, poverty, failing infrastructure, unemployment, and more.⁠
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With this expanded socioeconomic and community capacity indicators index, we hope these rural Sierra communities will improve water distribution equality and community well-being. ⁠
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You can read more about the Sierra Institute’s efforts at sierrainstitute.us/program/dactip/ or in our Linkin.bio. ⁠
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📷 Sierra Riker⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #sierrainstitute #drought #watershedwednesday #nonprofit #water #waterallocations #ruralcommunities #sierranevada
Did you know that the Sierra houses General Sherman, the world’s largest tree by volume; Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; AND Mount Whitney, the highest point in the lower 48 United States?! 🌲💧🏔 ⁠
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Protecting this vast region is no easy feat. And, it’s people like you that keep our programs up and running so that future generations can make their own memories in the Sierra. Please visit sierranevadaalliance.org/donate or check out our Linkin.bio to show your support today. ⁠
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Together we can #SavetheSierra⁠
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📷 Jim Delso⁠
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#sierranevadaalliance #donate #generosity #nonprofit #sierranevada #savethesierra #gettingthingsdone #environmental

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