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November 2020

Sierra-wide Executive Director Peer Huddle

November 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The purpose of these gatherings is to network, coordinate, share resources, provide professional development, and generally lift each other up to get more conservation work done in the Sierra. This month we will share ideas for end of year appeals,  setting up a Sierra Nevada marketing, DEI stewardship campaign, discuss politics (praying for positive news by then) and legislative updates, and network of course! If you would like to join the huddle please email jenny at jenny@sierranevadaalliance.org.

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Sierra Printmaking Class

November 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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. He has a beautiful book called, “The High Sierra of California”. It has about 40 prints different landscapes of Yosemite, Giant Sequoias and more. His techniques are influenced by the traditional wood cut, Japaneses Ukiyo-ë style of Hokusai and Hiroshige. We will be making our own landscape sketched…

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December 2020

Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Sierra Nevada Tree Mortality feat. Amarina Wuenschel

December 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Interested in learning about the Sierra Nevada Tree Mortality and how it changed with Management, Precipitation, and Forest Density from the U.S. Forest Service? Amarina Wuenschel with the U.S. Forest Service will be joining the Alliance on December 2nd to speak with us on the Forest Service's project on Tree Mortality.

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January 2021

Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Tahoe Birds with Sarah Hockensmith

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
western bluebirds

Interested in nature, discovery, exploring outside, and a bit of a challenge? Birdwatching may be a perfect fit for you! Join Sarah Hockensmith of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science as she introduces you to the 2021 Tahoe Big Year, a year-long birding event that celebrates the hundreds of bird species that occupy the Tahoe Region. This event brings together birding beginners and enthusiasts alike. This presentation will acquaint you with common and unique birds of Lake Tahoe, birding destinations in the Tahoe region, what a bird Big Year is, and how to get involved!

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February 2021

Sierra Nevada Alliance Webinar with Carolyn Finney, PhD

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Image of Carolyn Finney, webinar presenter

Black Faces, White Spaces: Christian Cooper, John Muir & Playing the Long Game Central Park birder Christian Cooper.  George Floyd. Removal of Confederate Statues.  Renaming of institutions.  Reparations.  Systemic Racism. What's the environment got to do with it?  How do we meet this moment?  Drawing from her book, Black Faces, White Spaces, her relationships “in the field” and her lived experience, Dr. Finney explores the complexities and contradictions of our past, the realities of our present and the possibilities of…

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March 2021

Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Pika Palooza with Beth Pratt

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join wildlife advocate, conservation leader, Sierra Nevada Alliance board member, and author Beth Pratt for a fun talk about the most adorable animal on the planet --the pika! Pratt, who has been observing and studying pika in Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Sierra for over a decade, claims “they are also one of the most intrepid creatures in the world for all their adorableness.” The pika also happens to be the Sierra Nevada Alliance's mascot! During her talk, Pratt  will show…

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April 2021

SNA’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - April 27 @ 11:59 pm
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Celebrate Earth Day Online- Virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival April 22, 2021 7:00 PM  Buy tickets here!   Live Screening: Lobby Opens 6:30pm - Film Starts 7:00pm  Films on Demand is available for 5 days after, through 11:59pm on April 27th Check out this year's program lineup! The Alliance is inviting you to celebrate Earth Day online with the Virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour combines award-winning environmental and…

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4/23/21 Connect with Your Ancestors…Take an Earth Walk!

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Incline Village Visitors Center, 969 Tahoe Blvd
Incline Village, NV, 89451
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On Friday, April 23, 2021, the forest calls you to take an Earth Walk at the Incline Village Visitors Center where you can pick up a complimentary guide book and journal along with a map of the half mile slow walk. The guide book points out things to see and do, as well as has pages for you to commemorate your walk with drawings, poems or just thoughts. Along the way, you may want to pick up natural objects to…

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Earth Day Exploration

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dry Creek Preserve, 35220 Dry Creek Dr.
Woodlake, CA 93286 United States
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Come to Either Herbert Ranch Preserve or Dry Creek Preserve to participate in fun Earth Day, socially distanced activities! We will observe macroinvertebrates in their natural habitat, take an Earth Walk and build pinecone Bird feeders. Come and enjoy the day with us!

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July 2021

Mayala Wata (Meeks Meadow) Restoration Project Volunteer Day

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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In an effort to aid the Washoe Tribe in the Mayala Wata Restoration Project, we will be hand thinning conifers that have encroached into Meeks Meadow! Event schedule: 10:00am Meet at designated location: Meeks Meadow trailhead 10:00-10:30am Presentation from Rhiana on Mayala Wata Restoration Project 10:30-12:30pm Hand thinning of conifers 12:30-1:00pm Group lunch with cultural presentation 1:00pm-3:00pm Continued hand thinning (optional) What to bring: Participants: ● Water bottle (with sufficient water for the day, recommended 3-4 Liters) ● Face Mask…

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