What is SNAP?

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is proud to implement the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP). Each year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance places 28 AmeriCorps members with partner conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada. During their terms of service, members restore and monitor impaired Sierra watersheds, educate and outreach to Sierra residents and visitors on environmental issues, and recruit and manage volunteers for a variety of programs. SNAP members gain skills and technical training, are mentored by outstanding environmental leaders, and provide a meaningful impact to the communities of the Sierra Nevada. A living allowance, loan forbearance, and health care benefits are provided during the term of service, as well as an end-of-service education award.

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Outreach & Education

Watershed education with local school groups and community members through field trips, citizen science, tabling, and special events.

Monitoring

Water quality monitoring, restoration project monitoring, habitat assessments, and ecological surveys.

Restoration

Meadow and stream assessment, habitat restoration and mitigation projects, management of invasive species, native plants, and trail building.

Volunteer Coordination

Building and maintaining a community of volunteers for watershed steward programs, special events, river clean-ups, and restoration days.

SNAP’s Impact

Since 2007, SNAP members have served at over 40 Sierra conservation organizations and agencies

340

SNAP members served since 2007

16,000

Acres of restored habitat

3,800

Ecological sites monitored

180,000+

Individuals reached through outreach & education

37,500

Community volunteers recruited and supported by SNAP members

55,000

Total hours of service by SNAP members since 2007

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Today we have guest speaker Izzy Martin from the S Today we have guest speaker Izzy Martin from the Sierra Fund talking about Restoring Ecosystem & Community Resiliency in the Sierra's. ⁠ ⁠ Register in our bio!
In coordination with the launch of our new website In coordination with the launch of our new website, and in honor of Earth Day 🌎 celebrations during the month of April, the @sierranevadaalliance is conducting an exciting Membership Drive!!⁠ ⁠ Pika Level ($50-$499)⁠ $50 donation receives ->1 ticket⁠ $100 donation receives -> 3 tickets⁠ $250 donation receives -> 8 tickets⁠ Sierra Keeper level ($500 and up)⁠ $500 donation receives -> 15 tickets per $500 increment⁠ ⁠ All donations made between April 1st and 10pm on May 1st will be entered into a drawing to win a rafting trip, valued at $500, for up to 5 people, your pick of river and class, with Raft California!⁠ ⁠ Become a Sierra Nevada Alliance member by visiting the link in our bio!⁠ ⁠ #sierranevada #california #highsierra #nature #getoutside #mountains #choosemountains #environment #nature #eco #climatechange #earth #conservation #water #sustainable #community
The SNAP spotlight is an opportunity for you to le The SNAP spotlight is an opportunity for you to learn about some of our Alumni and see what they are doing now!⁠ ⁠ Nicole Lutkemuller served with Alpine Watershed Group 14-15 and is now our Sierra Corps Director here at the Alliance.⁠ ⁠ Read her full interview on our website! (Linkinbio)
Join @sierranevadaalliance in a virtual celebratio Join @sierranevadaalliance in a virtual celebration of Earth Day! They will be viewing the Wild & Scenic Films in two sessions: ⁠ ⁠ Session 1: April 22nd - 28th⁠ Session 2: April 29th - May 5th⁠ Children's Films: April 22nd - May 5th⁠ ⁠ Get more information and register by following the link in our bio!⁠ ⁠ #virtual #wsff
@CAgovernor called on all Californians to be a par @CAgovernor called on all Californians to be a part of the solution to solve homelessness! Today members are reaching out to their communities and leading efforts to tackle problems with hunger and houselessness. You can help by donating to your local food bank or homeless shelter. https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/ #ChávezDayofAction #HelpTheHomelessCA
SNAPshot is an opportunity for you to learn about SNAPshot is an opportunity for you to learn about some of our Alumni and see what they are doing now!⁠ ⁠ Sarah Angulo served with Sierra Streams Institute 15-16 and is now a Community Education Specialist for the UC California Naturalist certification program.⁠ ⁠ Read her full interview on our website! (Linkinbio)
From our friends @tahoefund 🏠 Stay home and sta From our friends @tahoefund 🏠 Stay home and stay safe, everyone! What are some things you're doing to keep yourself entertained? ⁠ ⁠ #staysafe #stayhome #selfcare #californiavolunteers #sierranevada #getcreative #slowdown #enjoyyourneighborhood #sunday #tahoefund
This opportunity is for a Seasonal Forestry Techni This opportunity is for a Seasonal Forestry Technician OR Seasonal Forestry Assistant position working primarily on the Moonlight Fire Area Restoration Project on the Plumas National Forest. Project will complete watershed and forest health restoration activities in areas where the high severity fire occurred and is located on National Forest System lands on the Plumas National Forest (PNF), Mt. Hough Ranger District. Position is based out of Quincy, CA.⁠ ⁠ To apply for this position please email a cover letter, current resume including 3 references, and college transcripts – if applicable (unofficial is acceptable) in PDF format to Brad Graevs at bgraevs@frrcd.org. Applications must be submitted by the end of the day on March 30, 2020.⁠ ⁠ Visit the Feather River RCD website for more info and full job description: https://www.frrcd.org/⁠ ⁠ #forestry #forests #conservation #sierranevada #jobs #workforce
Check out the webinar series in shared stewardship Check out the webinar series in shared stewardship practices with the Forest Service! Tuesday, March 31: Shared Stewardship Overview and Tools Wednesday, April 1: S2 Rx Fire and Fuels Work Call in #: 1-669-900-6833; Meeting ID: 529 184 297 # Video Line: https://zoom.us/j/529184297; Meeting ID: 529 184 297
Our friends at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Resear Our friends at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center are asking you to complete a quick 5-minute survey about your plastic water bottle usage: Link in our bio!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #tahoe #plastic #microplastics #environmentalresearch #sierra #sierranevada #americorps #volunteers #ucdavis⁠
Hello from the Southern Sierra! 👋 My name is Sn Hello from the Southern Sierra! 👋 My name is Sneha and I'm currently serving as a SNAP member as the Education Technician at Sequoia Riverlands Trust. Originally from NC, I moved to Visalia in 2018 for my first year of SNAP, and loved it so much that I decided to do it again! Everyday proves that it was the best decision I've ever made, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the term - especially to working with our students and volunteers in the field again! . Working from home can be difficult and social distancing can be taxing, but we're making it work at SRT (and dreaming of better days when it's safe to spend time with each other in places that we love) We're currently working on creating new material - and updating some old ones - to make sure we're able to serve our community during this time, and in the future - and get more people invested and interested in nature! Hope you can stay in touch, follow us on this journey and hopefully get more involved! . You can give us a follow @sequoiariverlands, find us on FB or look up our website sequoiariverlands.org

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