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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Only ONE WEEK left to get your applications in for Only ONE WEEK left to get your applications in for SNAP! Applications for SNAP 20-21 are due next Friday, July 24th. Visit our website for info!

https://sierranevadaalliance.org/snap-position-descriptions/

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Stay safe out there! If you're starting to work wi Stay safe out there! If you're starting to work with volunteers again, or if you're a volunteer wanting to engage with your community, please stay healthy and make sure safety is everyone's top priority. 😷⁠
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We are still accepting applications for Host Sites We are still accepting applications for Host Sites with the Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program!  If your organization needs additional staffing capacity to implement forest health, wildfire resilience, and biomass projects, apply now to host a Fellow! You'll get a full-time staff member working for your organization for a year at a fraction of the cost of hiring direct.  Fellows bring experience and enthusiasm for natural resource management and forest restoration work to your organization.  Contact Program Director, Nicole Lutkemuller, at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org or visit our website for more information: https://sierranevadaalliance.org/sierra-corps-host-sites/⁠
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Are you ready to be apart of the 2020-21 SNAP coho Are you ready to be apart of the 2020-21 SNAP cohort? Applications are due July 24th!

Visit our website for details on how to apply.
Join the Sierra Summer Challenge & share your sier Join the Sierra Summer Challenge & share your sierra adventures !

https://sierranevadaalliance.org/sierra-summer-challenge/

What lakes & summits will you explore this week ?

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Do you want to do meaningful work that contributes Do you want to do meaningful work that contributes to creating healthier ecosystems and communities? The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Program (SNAP) is hiring for our fall term and would love to have you on the team! Visit our website (https://sierranevadaalliance.org/join-snap/, link in bio) to learn more and apply today.⁠
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#sierranevada #americorp #serviceyear #californiavolunteers #conservation #community #eco #watersheds #mountains #nationalservice #savetheplanet #climatechange #fieldwork #science #education
Service has the power to strengthen our communitie Service has the power to strengthen our communities in times of need. This global pandemic is no different. Now is the time to expand programs like AmeriCorps so they can further strengthen our response and recovery amid COVID-19.⁠
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The Senate has a bold new plan to respond to COVID-19 with the #CORPSAct, which:⁠
✅ Doubles the service positions available today to 150K⁠
✅ Increases compensation & education assistance so every American can serve⁠
✅ Supports local, community-driven service initiatives⁠
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#stand4service #californiavolunteers #americorps #community #serviceyear #sierranevada #nationalservice #strongertogether #localsolutions #resilience
Increase the pace and scale of forest restoration Increase the pace and scale of forest restoration and build wildfire resilience in the Sierra Nevada by hosting a Sierra Corps Forestry Fellow! The Request for Applications is open for 2021 Sierra Corps Host Sites! We are seeking supportive, enthusiastic conservation organizations that are implementing forest health, wildfire resilience and biomass development projects to host Fellows for up to one year starting in winter 2021.  When you partner with the Sierra Corps Program, your organization can increase workforce capacity for forest restoration while contributing to the creation of future conservation leaders of the Sierra.  The priority application deadline is June 30 but applications will continue to be accepted until all Host Site partnerships are filled.  Please contact Program Director Nicole Lutkemuller at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org or (916) 303 3513 for more information or to discuss partnership and application details. ⁠
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Visit our website to access the application and find more details on the program: ⁠
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https://sierranevadaalliance.org/sierra-corps-forestry-fellowship-program/⁠
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Wondering which SNAP position fits your skill set Wondering which SNAP position fits your skill set & interests? Head over to our website to watch a recording of this year's Employee Panel. You'll hear from 4 of our current members about their unique positions and organizations in the Sierra! ⁠
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Link in our bio!⁠
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Deadline to apply to SNAP 2020-21 is July 24th.
Learn how you can dedicate 11 months to watershed Learn how you can dedicate 11 months to watershed conservation in the Sierra! 🌲🏔 Applicantions can be found on our website and are due 7/24/20.
Sunday SNAP Spotlight! 💫⁠ Happy Sierra Summer Sunday SNAP Spotlight! 💫⁠
Happy Sierra Summer, everyone 🌞⁠
SNAP members are getting back into the field, and Daisy, the River Restoration Assistant at American Rivers, is showing us how it's done! She spent time last week in Faith Valley surveying beaver dams (or remnants, like this one) as part of a multi-year project focused on understanding how the structures beavers build impact stream flow.⁠
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#fieldwork #beaverdam #faithvalley #watershed #sierranevada #meadows #getoutside #conservation #streamflow #water #mountains #environment #californiavolunteers #americorps #getthingsdone #womenscientists #summer⁠

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