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.


We are hiring! Applications for 2022 Half-Term SNAP positions now open! Click “Join SNAP – Apply Now” for application instructions.

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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

@servingthesierra on Instagram

We're moving all SNAP content over to the @sierranevadaalliance Instagram page. ⁠
Why? SNAP is part of SNA and we welcome them to our social media family! Please like the Alliance pages and share widely. ⁠
The SNAP program is an integral part of the Alliance and we cannot wait to show you what our members are up to around the Sierra. Please help support the SNAPs, along with our other programs, for years to come. ⁠
#sierranevadaalliance #sierranevada #servingthesierra
Big thanks to everyone that supported our #GivingTuesday event! Because of you, we were able to raise $6,695 in 24 hours. That's more than $1,500 above our goal for the day. ⁠
Kindness and passion from people like you is what keeps us going and we're proud to have you as a supporter of the Sierra Nevada Alliance. ⁠
The Sierra still has lots of needs to be met, so we must keep the momentum going. If you didn't get a chance to give yet, there's still time. Flash your generosity badge and donate today! bit.ly/2021SNAGIVE
A draft of California's 2021 Climate Adaptation Strategy has been released for Public Review! Public Comment will be accepted via mail and email through November 17th. In the coming weeks, Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and California Natural Resources Agency will host informational webinars, tribal listening sessions, and public comment workshops to encourage Californians to provide critical feedback on the 2021 Strategy. ⁠
Register the first informational webinar on Friday at 11am through the link in our bio.
The Alliance is still looking for some new team members to join us in strengthening and uplifting Sierra ecosystems and communities! We are hiring for TWO full-time positions and THREE SNAP AmeriCorps positions.⁠
See open full-time roles at sierranevadaalliance.org/careers. ⁠
To learn more about our SNAP postings, go to sierranevadaalliance.org/snap-position-descriptions. You have opportunities to serve with great organizations like the Sierra Club, American Forests, and the Sequoia Riverlands Trust!⁠
@americanforests @sequoiariverlands⁠
#applynow #wearehiring #fundraising #forestry #AmeriCorps #gettingthingsdone #restoration #conservation #environmentaleducation
Are you an environmental educator? An aspiring botanist? A community engagement wizard who wants to help conserve the Range of Light? We are still looking for candidates for this year's upcoming SNAP program, and would love to hear from you! The remaining open positions can be seen at: ⁠
Please feel free to contact SNAP Program Director Seth Connolly at seth@sierranevadaalliance.org for more information.
Cheers to the Great Sierra River Cleanup 2021!⁠
Pictured above are SNAP members from @easternsierralandtrust and the Inyo County Water District participating in ESLT's Owen River cleanup event, where they filled an entire trailer with trash they picked up! We are so proud that SNAP members played a role in state-wide volunteer events for #CaliforniaCoastalCleanupDay, where over 21,000 volunteers in California cleaned up MORE THAN 153,000 pounds of trash and 9,000 pounds of recyclable materials!⁠
Thank you to all participants for your hard work, and we're already looking forward to next year! ⁠
Photo: @easternsierralandtrust
Already missing the 2021 SNAP cohort? We are too!! If you wanted a reminder about the great work that our SNAP members do, check out this blog post that our SNAPs at @featherriverlandtrust contributed to with their host site. (Link in bio).⁠
Peter and Nico were half-term members at FRLT, and spent the summer managing invasive weeds, supporting conservation easement monitoring and reporting, and more. Nico also designed an improved property patrol log, and Peter implemented a new trail camera program for the land trust. We are proud of our SNAP members for their hard work and contributions to their host sites!⁠
Photo by @featherriverlandtrust⁠
#americorps #gettingthingsdone #featherriver #sierranevada #wildlifeconservation
This weekend is the last weekend of the Great Sierra River Cleanup! You can participate in taking care of our iconic rivers by participating with two of our member groups in the clean up events they are hosting this Saturday! ⁠
To learn more about the event and find details on locations visit the link in our bio. To view a map of other cleanup locations throughout the state, visit www.coastalcleanupday.org.⁠
As we near the end of this SNAP term, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to the 2020-2021 SNAP cohort!! In the face of an extremely difficult year affected by a global pandemic, this cohort has continued to serve their host sites and the Sierra Nevada with dedication and creativity. We welcome back those who will be returning for a second term, and are cheering on those who are moving on to new endeavors! ⁠
#AmeriCorps #GettingThingsDone #ServeTheSierra @californiavolunteers
Don't miss out on the next Alliance monthly webinar! Join us September 16th at 7:30 p.m. for a nature journaling class with Lorna Burkhard. Registration link in bio!
Apply now, it's not too late! We are looking for motivated individuals to join us in protecting and restoring Sierra Nevada ecosystems and communities. We work with host sites across the Sierra on environmental education, volunteer engagement, and watershed restoration and monitoring. Positions range from being mostly office-based to primarily fieldwork. Check them out on the @sierranevadaalliance website!⁠
The upcoming SNAP term runs from November 2021-October 2022. To learn more, please follow the link in our bio.

SNAP on Facebook

@servingthesierra on Instagram

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