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September 2020

Sierra Nevada Alliance Conference

September 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - September 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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The Sierra Nevada Alliance is hosting this virtual silent auction in conjunction with our conference: 2020 Vision for the Sierra Nevada. All proceeds go towards protecting and restoring the Sierra Nevada. Thank you for supporting the Alliance by attending the conference and bidding on the silent auction items! The auction items described below will be posted on eBay from September 8, 2020 through September 15, 2020. To bid on the items, please visit the Ebay auction store here. If you have…

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South Lake Tahoe Climate Action Plan – Public Webinar

September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The City of South Lake Tahoe has completed its draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) and is in the midst of the public review period. The community is invited to a public webinar to review the draft CAP. It will be held from 5:00-6:00pm on Wednesday, September 9th. More details and the meeting link are located on the City’s CAP website (http://cityofslt.us/CAP). All South Lake Tahoe community members are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Virtual Conference

September 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Sierra Nevada Alliance’s 2020 virtual conference will take place on September 10th and 11th. The theme of this year’s conference is a “2020 Vision for the Sierra Nevada.” This two-day conference features panels and workshops led by Sierra conservation leaders. The conference will support conservation professionals in developing a clear understanding of the current state of Sierra conservation and help our community develop a shared vision for the future of Sierra conservation as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion,…

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October 2020

Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Managing Groundwater under SGMA & Internalize Groundwater Pollutions Externalities feat. Katrina Jessoe

October 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Alliance's Monthly Webinar will be presented by Katrina Jessoe with UC Davis. Katrina will be speaking about managing agricultural groundwater, focusing in on the water markets and water pricing as tools to manage groundwater under SGMA and internalize groundwater pollution externalities.

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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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