Monthly Webinar Series

 

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Wage and Hour Training (This training is offered to Siera Nevada Alliance Member Groups Only)

Sierra Nevada Alliance Member Groups are invited to sign up Here

Date/time: October 29th, 2019, 10:00AM-11:30AM
Presenter: California Employers Association

California’s minimum wage increased this year and it will increase again in 2020. Join CEA for this live presentation to make sure you are up to speed on the newest wage and hour laws in California. Several new case laws have now been decided which means reporting time pay, independent contractor status and other long standing laws are now old news. Make sure you are paying your employees properly and classifying them accurately. Join us to learn more about:

· New Case Laws
· Travel time, make-up time, meal and rest periods
· The Do’s and Don’ts for Remote Workers
· Bonuses, profit-sharing plans, and tips
· Overtime and double-time wages
· Tools and equipment, uniforms, and work-related losses

 
 
 
 

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Fire in California

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Date/time: November 21st, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Presenter: Chris Anthony, Dividion Chief, CAL FIRE

Chris Anthony is a Division Chief with CAL FIRE. During the webinar, he will provide an overview of wildfire trends in California and discuss factors behind why these fires are becoming larger and more destructive. He will also address some of the current endeavors underway to address these issues and answer questions from the group. Over Chris’ career with CAL FIRE, he has worked in disciplines ranging from forest management, firefighter training and safety, law enforcement, fire investigation, administration, and fire suppression operations. In 2015 Chris was appointed as the Deputy Task Force Leader for the Governors Tree Mortality Task Force; helping to lead an effort of over 80 federal, state and local entities in response to the Governors Emergency Proclamation to address the massive tree die off in the Sierra Nevada.

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Webinar Series

Date/time: December 17th, 2019, TIME TBD (check back soon for Sign up link)

Presenter: J. Daniel Taillant and Adam Riffle, Center for Human Rights and Environment

Did you know that there are invisible glaciers up in the Sierra Nevada? Did you know there is extensive permafrost terrain in California? Once climate change has destroyed the few surviving Sierra Nevada glaciers, rock glaciers and other permafrost features of the periglacial environment will continue to provide seasonal melt water to downstream ecosystems. Rock glaciers, which are similar in size and morphology to ice glaciers, contain internal ice (i.e. permafrost) that is covered by a thick, rocky outer debris layer that provides insolation which helps protect the ice from the warming effects of climate change. Few know, understand or consider the importance of permafrost features to water basin regulation. Our work to protect the world’s cryosphere through improved and informed policy, education and activism is part of what we dubbed “cryoactivism”, that is, activism geared to protect our frozen environment. From the day that we discovered a multinational mining company dynamiting glaciers in the Central Andes of South America, we set out on a quest to bring attention to the worlds glaciers and periglacial resources. In 2008 we helped get the world’s very first glacier and permafrost protection law passed in Argentina. California is extremely rich in rock glaciers, oftentimes confused with lateral moraines of remnant glaciers. Yet, there are hundreds of these very active rock glaciers (that have nothing to do with moraines) and thousands of smaller periglacial features that are rich in ice and that are providing continuous water to California’s streams and rivers. Find out more about these obscure but fascinating high mountain hydrological features by joining this webinar!