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Sierra Day at the Capitol 2024

April 17, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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About the event:

On April 17, the mountains are coming to Sacramento. Sierra Day at the Capitol is an event coordinated by Sierra Nevada Alliance, Sierra Business Council, The Sierra Fund, and League to Save Lake Tahoe to advocate for resource investments and specific budget asks to support our collective conservation and restoration goals benefiting the Sierra Nevada and the state’s water supply, air quality, carbon-storing forests, and premier recreation.

Members of the conservation community and the interested public are invited to attend. Together, we will advocate for critical actions to bring more protection, support, and funding to the vastly underfunded Sierra Nevada region.

Participants will hear from key state and regional leaders, network with like-minded individuals and organizations, receive training about how to share messaging with legislators, and conduct advocacy at the Capitol.

Register today to support the Sierra Nevada region and California’s water, biodiversity, recreation, and air quality. Registration is required. 

Our policy priorities:

With a growing budget deficit, many of the state programs important for the Sierra Nevada region and statewide climate resilience are facing funding cuts. In addition, the legislature is considering a Climate Resilience Bond measure for the November ballot – and critical funding needs for Sierra conservation and restoration could be included. At this year’s Sierra Day at the Capitol, our priorities for legislative support will center on preserving funding to effective state programs through the state budget and supporting passage of a climate bond to advance nature-based solutions and conservation to build climate, wildfire, water, and community resilience.

Dress code:

Business or business casual. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Why is this event so important?

Covering nearly 27 million acres, the Sierra Nevada and Cascade region is home to:

  • 60% of the state’s water supply
  • 50% of the state’s forest carbon
  • 60% of the state’s animal species
  • 50% of the state’s plant species
  • Over 50 million annual visitors
  • Numerous rural towns, communities, and Native American Tribes.

Watersheds and communities in the region are facing unprecedented risks. Wildfires are moving faster, burning larger areas, and are burning at far higher severity than in previous times. Sierra forests are overgrown due to forest management choices in the last century and are also suffering from drought and higher temperatures. At the same time, many Sierra Nevada meadows and streams are degraded and in need of restoration and protection. All this threatens the Sierra Nevada’s ability to sequester carbon in its forests, protect the state’s water supply, provide wildlife habitat, offer unique opportunities for outdoor recreation, and support the vibrant rural communities of the region.

Despite its significance, the Sierra Nevada has historically been under-represented in legislative and agency decisions about allocating state and federal funding for natural resource protection and management, including climate adaptation and mitigation. Rural communities in the Sierra Nevada are also often left out of equitable resources and funding for climate projects due to the remote, disconnected geographic locations and underrepresented populations. As a result, communities and infrastructure, as well as the entire ecosystems on which these communities depend, are at significant risk.

Sierra Day at the Capitol will raise awareness of the Sierra Nevada’s critical benefits and address key investment issues that can help restore Sierra’s forests, watersheds, and communities to a healthy and resilient state. By joining us, you will help amplify our message and push for funding critical for the region and the entire state’s water supply, air quality, carbon-storing forests, and premier recreation. Sierra Day at the Capitol is also an excellent opportunity to meet other inspiring people and organizations working to build thriving communities and ecosystems.


April 17, 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sierra Nevada Alliance
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California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)
715 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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