We currently have 15 Partner Organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada, hosting 26 SNAP Members for the 2019-20 SNAP Program.

Applications for 2020-21 Full Term Host Sites are open from April 15 to May 22, 2020!

SNAP Host Sites are organizations hosting SNAP Members for 5 1/2 or 11 months of service. These organizations include environmental nonprofit organizations, state and public agencies, land trusts, and federal agencies. SNAP Members carry out meaningful service projects under the guidance of staff at each site. Host sites are expected to provide a site supervisor/mentor to guide and train SNAP Members and to provide the resources and support necessary for impactful service experiences.

Host Sites are located throughout the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The 400-mile long Sierra Nevada range is the geographic backbone of California, encompassing over 33,000 square miles, 22 counties, and 24 major watersheds. Sierra watersheds provide over 60% of California’s developed water supply, and endless recreation opportunities. In addition, the Sierra is home to 50% of all plant species in California, and 400 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Return on Your Investment in a SNAP Member

See Host Site Application for Current Rates

A breakdown of the comparative financial value of hosting a SNAP Member:

Full-time Member Stipend, 1700 hours over 11 months $15,300
On-going project support and extended network for collaboration, member development, administration and fundraising from SNAP staff $8,589
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award $6,195
Member Health, Dental and Vision Insurance $3,466
Background Checks, FICA and Workers Compensation Insurance $1,587
3 in-person, full-cohort training opportunities (all Member expenses paid) $1,278
Estimated Value to your Organization: 36,415

SNAP Host Sites

Current Host Sites:

  • American Rivers (Nevada City)
  • Bishop Paiute Tribe (Bishop)
  • Butte County RCD (Oroville)
  • Eastern Sierra Land Trust (Bishop)
  • El Dorado County and Georgetown Divide RCDs (Placerville)
  • Forest Trails Alliance (Nevada City)
  • Sequoia Riverlands Trust (Visalia)
  • Sierra Nevada Alliance (South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City)
  • Sierra Streams Institute (Nevada City)
  • South Tahoe PUD/Tahoe Regional Planning Authority (South Lake Tahoe)
  • South Yuba River Citizen’s League (Nevada City)
  • Tahoe RCD (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Trout Unlimited (Truckee)
  • Tuolumne River Trust (Sonora)
  • UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (Incline Village, NV)

Former Host Sites:

  • Alpine Watershed Group (Markleeville)
  • American River Conservancy (Coloma)
  • Bear Yuba Land Trust (Grass Valley)
  • California State Parks, Northern Buttes District (Oroville)
  • California Tahoe Conservancy (South Lake Tahoe)
  • California Trout – Eastern Sierra (Mammoth Lakes)
  • Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation (Placerville)
  • Friends of the Inyo (Bishop)
  • Nevada County Land Trust (Grass Valley)
  • Placer Land Trust (Auburn)
  • River Wranglers (Dayton, NV)
  • San Joaquin Valley Leadership Forum (Auberry)
  • Sequoia ForestKeeper (Kernville)
  • Shasta Land Trust (Redding)
  • Sierra Foothill Conservancy/Upper Merced River Watershed Council (Mariposa)
  • Sierra Fund (Nevada City)
  • Sierra Institute for Community & Environment (Taylorsville)
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Bishop)
  • Sierra Water Workgroup (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (Truckee)
  • Tahoe Baikal Institute (South Lake Tahoe)
  • The League to Save Lake Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe)
  • Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District (Sonora)
  • US Forest Service Feather River Ranger District (Oroville)
  • WildPlaces (Springville)

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