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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Sunday SNAP Spotlight 💫⁠ The start of the 202 Sunday SNAP Spotlight 💫⁠
The start of the 2020-21 SNAP term looks a little different this year, but the members are just as incredible as ever! While we couldn't all get together for orientation as we usually do, the Tahoe cohort was able to help the Tahoe Resource Conservation District with some restoration work in Johnson Meadow this weekend. We safely worked together to remove cattle fencing, restoring connectivity to 5 acres of the Upper Truckee River watershed. Huge gratitude to the RCD for hosting us, the Tahoe Fund for supporting the project, and our 7 Tahoe area members for their hard work and positivity!⁠
#californiavolunteers #americorps #watershed #serviceyear #restoration #mountainmeadow #uppertruckeeriver #johnsonmeadow #teamwork #gratitude #climatechange #ecology
With heartfelt gratitude the Alliance staff and bo With heartfelt gratitude the Alliance staff and board want to acknowledge the contributions Sara Monson has made in the past few years working to better the SNAP and Member Group Programs! She will be missed, but we are excited for her next career steps, and we are glad she is staying in the region. Thank you Sara! You have done great things to help the Sierra Nevada!!
We are still hiring for Sierra Corps Forestry Fell We are still hiring for Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship positions!  The application is open until Monday, 10/12/2020 at 9:00pm PST.  We have positions based in Mammoth Lakes and Chico, California.  Fellows will be placed to work with Host Sites for a year beginning in January 2021 to help build their organization and region’s capacity to complete meaningful forest health projects and wildfire resilience initiatives. ⁠
The Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program aims to increase workforce capacity for organizations and agencies implementing forest health and natural resource management projects throughout the Sierra.  The program creates leaders in the conservation field by providing technical trainings and meaningful career development opportunities through the Fellowship positions. ⁠
For more details on the positions we are hiring for, as well as how to apply, please visit our application website here: https://sierranevadaalliance.org/sierra-corps-application/⁠
This program is generously funded by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the state of California. ⁠
#forestry #jobs #conservation #restoration #wildfire #resilience #workforce #capacity #fellowship #internship #climatechange #sierranevada #mammmothlakes #forests #watershed #planning
Hear from 2019/20 SNAP Members and Sierra Corps Fe Hear from 2019/20 SNAP Members and Sierra Corps Fellows as they present their final posters during this year’s Sierra Nevada Alliance Conference. You can watch the recording on our webiste under the "Join SNAP" page or "Webinars".

Sunday SNAP Spotlight 💫⁠ Are you interested i Sunday SNAP Spotlight 💫⁠
Are you interested in learning more about what SNAP members accomplished this past year? A recording from all 27 members at the Alliance's conference last month is now available to view: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NG9wDyLdPbVDT_TolXffe9RfHh8sxRu_/view⁠
This amazing cohort did extensive ecological assessments and restoration, educated hundreds of children and adults, empowered community volunteerism, and showed immense creativity to keep getting things done despite the limitations of Covid. We'll have detailed metrics to share soon, but these presentations tell a much more detailed and incredible story!⁠
#americorps #californiavolunteers #serviceyear #sierranevada #community #volunteerism #environmentaleducation #restoration #watersheds #storytelling #ecology
October 14th, @ 10:00 - 11:00am: The Alliance’s October 14th, @ 10:00 - 11:00am: The Alliance’s Monthly Webinar will be presented by Katrina Jessoe with UC Davis. Katrina will be speaking about managing agricultural groundwater, focusing in on the water markets and water pricing as tools to manage groundwater under SGMA and internalize groundwater pollution externalities.
A message from California Chief Service Officer Jo A message from California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday:⁠
On Climate Action Day, I am excited to announce the launch of California Climate Action Corps.⁠
We will be calling on and empowering all Californians to take meaningful climate action, and we will need your help to build something very special (and critical) for our state and planet.⁠
Visit climateactioncorps.ca.gov and please sign up. Together, we will mobilize our most powerful asset – the 40 million people who call California home.⁠
#climatechange #california #californiavolunteers #climateactioncorps #bethechange #volunteerpower #service #community #mobilize
We are hiring for 2021 Sierra Corps Forestry Fello We are hiring for 2021 Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Positions! The application period is open until October 12.  Position descriptions are now posted on our website.  This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the restoration of forest ecosystems in the Sierra at a time when increased capacity for wildfire resilience and forest health work is desperately needed.  Fellowship positions include opportunities for skills training and professional development, networking with California leaders across government, non profit and private sector forestry interests, competitive wages and benefits package including employer provided healthcare, and diverse work projects with a high level of responsibility and independence. ⁠
Visit our website or contact Program Director Nicole Lutkemuller at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org if you have questions about the program and positions. ⁠
#forestry #wildfire #resilience #sierra #sierranevada #forests #restoration #biomass #innovation #climatechange #california #conservation #environment #workforce #jobs #fellowship #internship #career
Save the Date – Saturday, September 26, 2020! Fo Save the Date – Saturday, September 26, 2020! For the 23rd year, SYRCL will unite the community at the Yuba River Cleanup on Saturday, September 26th. 

We need your help keeping our local rivers trash free. Help us haul out the garbage, divert recyclables from the landfill, and keep the Yuba clean, safe and healthy. This event has been going strong for 22 years, hauling out MORE THAN 200,000 POUNDS of garbage and recycling!
As we prepare to welcome the next SNAP cohort in O As we prepare to welcome the next SNAP cohort in October, we want to share another program run by CaliforniaVolunteers, called Listos. Listos means "ready" in Spanish, and is focused on culturally-appropriate bilingual programming to help families and communities in California prepare for disasters and emergencies. All curriculum and classes are available in Spanish and English, and offered for free to everyone! Learn more at CFAListos.org (link in bio).⁠
#CaliforniaForAll #CaliforniaVolunteers #listos #ready #community #families # bilingual #preparefordisasters #emergencyresources
Sunday SNAP Spotlight💫⁠ ⁠ What a year it's Sunday SNAP Spotlight💫⁠
What a year it's been, SNAPs! As the 2019-20 cohort moves into their final days of service, all of us at the Alliance want to share our deep gratitude for your service and dedication during this tumultuous term. Despite fires, pandemic, and completely reconfigured service plans, you've all maintained a strong dedication to your host sites, the Sierra and the SNAP Program. You've truly lived the commitment to "get things done" and are shining examples of the compassion and connection our world needs. We appreciate each of you so much and cannot wait to see the amazing things you do next!⁠
#californiavolunteers #americorps #serviceyear #sierranevada #watersheds #climatechange #community #resilience #adaptability #service #compassion #gratitude #thankyou #getthingsdone
"When forests burns, it also affects streams, rive "When forests burns, it also affects streams, rivers and communities far beyond the fire’s perimeter." Insightful article written by SNAP member Daisy Schadlich with American Rivers. ⁠
Visit the link in our bio to read more!

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