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November 2020

Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Restoring rare and endangered aquatic species in Yosemite National Park

November 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar Presentor: Rob Grasso Park Aquatic Ecologist Yosemite National Park Brief Description: Rob leads the Aquatic Wildlife Restoration Program in Yosemite National Park restoring endangered amphibians and rare turtles. Rob earned his Bachelor of Science degree (1997) in marine biology from Stockton University in Pomona, NJ and his Master of Science degree (2005) in conservation biology from California State University, Sacramento. Rob has over 20 years of agency experience working in West ranging from rare…

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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
$25

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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Winter Science Speaks Series – Local Renewable Energy Transition Planning & Climate Resilience

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Expansion of local renewable supply is key to more timely, just, and safe local, state, and national renewable energy transitions. U.S. cities and counties should encourage private investment in local solar energy production because it enables faster local decarbonization and energy resilience - also because it strengthens local economies in many ways. This Thursday, Gerald “Gerry” Braun from the Integrated Renewable Energy Systems Network will present on energy transition planning, local decarbonization, and climate resilience as part of UC Davis…

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Wildfire Home Retrofit Workshop for Fire Professionals and Educators

December 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities invites you to attend this FREE Zoom workshop for fire professionals and educators. During this interactive workshop, attendees will learn more about how homes are threatened during wildfire; how to identify a home's ember vulnerabilities and prioritize retrofits based on cost, effort, and location scenarios; and how to effectively communicate home hardening techniques to homeowners throughout the U.S. There will be opportunities to share ideas, experiences, and best practices, as well as opportunities…

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Interview with Donner Party Historian Greg Palmer

December 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Donner Memorial State Park staff will be interviewing Greg Palmer, Donner Party historian, to commemorate the Forlorn Hope Expedition of 1846. The Forlorn Hope Expedition was a sub party of the infamous Donner Party. The interview will be livestreamed on the Donner Memorial State Park Facebook page.

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Secretary Speaker Series: From California to Kunming: The Global Effort to Tackle the Nature Crisis

December 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Secretary Crowfoot hosts monthly discussions with leaders and big thinkers from across California to discuss emerging natural resources issues. This open forum allows for new and different perspectives about how we best steward California’s resources. These events are public, live-streamed on Zoom and YouTube., and recorded for later viewing.

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January 2021

Winter Science Speaks Series – UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center

January 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

An overview of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center’s mission to facilitate much-needed cannabis and hemp research despite regulatory challenges with Li Tian, Associate Professor of Plant Sciences and co-director of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and C. Bryan Cameron, Presidential Chair in Neuroscience and co-director of the UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center. The UC Davis Cannabis and Hemp Research Center (CHRC) serves as the university’s…

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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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