What is SNAP?

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is proud to implement the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP). Each year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance places 32 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.

 

Applications for 2022-23 SNAP positions are now open!

Click “Join SNAP” button below for more information.

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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

397

SNAP members served since 2007

19,000

Acres of restored habitat

7,500

Ecological sites monitored

250,000+

Individuals reached through outreach & education

43,000

Community volunteers recruited and supported by SNAP members

650,000

Total hours of service by SNAP members since 2007

Program administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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