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.


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


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


SNAP members served since 2007


Acres of restored habitat


Ecological sites monitored


Individuals reached through outreach & education


Community volunteers recruited and supported by SNAP members


Total hours of service by SNAP members since 2007

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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
Register now for next month's webinar with The Sie Register now for next month's webinar with The Sierra Fund's Izzy Martin! April 8th, 4-5PM ⁠ ⁠ Link to sign up in our bio!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sierranevada #climateresiliencybond #climate #resiliency #water #california #sierrafund #webinar #conservation #environment
It's spring in the Sierra! While it may feel like It's spring in the Sierra! While it may feel like the world is falling apart, nature still carries on with all of her beautiful cycles. Days are growing longer, birds are returning, and even in the snowy Sierra, we're seeing signs of new growth. We hope you're enjoying the first days of spring this weekend, and giving yourself some time to relax and recharge.⁠ #sierranevada #californiavolunteers #spring #newgrowth #getoutside #conservation #flowers #watersheds #sunshine #americorps #gratitude #positivity
A few ways to help your community. In this time of A few ways to help your community. In this time of social distancing, it's more important than ever to find ways to connect and support each other.⁠ ⁠ #community #service #cometogether #californiaforall #californiavolunteers #lookforthehelpers #volunteer #donate #staywell
Today at 3PM, SNAP members and Site Supervisors wi Today at 3PM, SNAP members and Site Supervisors will be meeting over Zoom to check in and discuss adaptations to SNAP programing during these times. In other news, It’s still snowing in the Sierra! #sierranevada #snowpack #americorps #servingthesierra
With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the Sierra Ne With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the Sierra Nevada Alliance is preparing for the challenges to come. Our top priority is the safety of our community and to continue to support our staff and Member Group partners in any way possible. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Fortunately, Alliance Program Directors and Administrative staff were already regularly working remotely and spread out amongst various offices. Thus, recent shelter in place, restrictions have not altered our ability to stay fully operational and focused during these difficult times. Our Member Group support, Americorps, and Forestry Fellowship Program staff have transitioned to remote work, thanks to the flexible leadership of California Volunteers and the Corporation for National Service. We are communicating with each host site partner to ensure work transition is as smooth as possible.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has also updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and added new, program-specific FAQs regarding developing alternative service activities for AmeriCorps members in the event service locations are closed, payment of stipends during service interruptions, fixed amount grants, service suspension, etc., which can be found at https://www.NationalService.gov/coronavirus.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ The Alliance’s Earth Day Farm to Table/Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour Fundraiser has been postponed tentatively for June 16th, 2020. The Alliance’s Bi-annual Conference is still being planned for Sept 10th-11th in Mammoth, Ca. Please stay connected via our new website launching this week!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ We will continue to monitor the situation and will update our staff and partners if any changes in our operations are necessary. Stay safe and please take precautions recommended by the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health, CDC, and World Health Organization. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ If you have questions or concerns please reach jenny@sierranevadaalliance.org.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Together we will overcome this adversity. Happy St. Patrick's Day!⁠ ⁠ In service,⁠ ⁠ Jenny Hatch⁠ ⁠ Executive Director⁠ ⁠ Sierra Nevada Alliance

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