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September 2020

South Lake Tahoe Climate Action Plan – Public Webinar

September 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The City of South Lake Tahoe has completed its draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) and is in the midst of the public review period. The community is invited to a public webinar to review the draft CAP. It will be held from 5:00-6:00pm on Wednesday, September 9th. More details and the meeting link are located on the City’s CAP website (http://cityofslt.us/CAP). All South Lake Tahoe community members are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

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November 2020

Sierra Printmaking Class

November 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$25

Lets have fun, get inspired and create landscape greeting cards with the fine art of printmaking! Taught by Gina Stowell, with inspiration from one of her favorite Northern California artist Tom Killion. He has a beautiful book called, “The High Sierra of California”. It has about 40 prints different landscapes of Yosemite, Giant Sequoias and more. His techniques are influenced by the traditional wood cut, Japaneses Ukiyo-ë style of Hokusai and Hiroshige. We will be making our own landscape sketched…

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February 2021

Sierra Science Series – Behavioral ecology of Tamalia gall aphids: induction, cohabitation, freeloading

February 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Learn how social parasites exploit primitive social behavior in aphids with Dr. Don Miller, professor in the Center for Water and the Environment at California State University, Chico. These insects create galls (abnormal growth bubbles) in manzanita leaves, but some individuals invade these retreats rather than build their own. Is conflict reduced because invaders are clonally related to the hosts? When does an aphid make the shift between starting its own gall and invading another’s? Learn about how Dr. Miller…

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Webinar with Carolyn Finney, PhD

February 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Image of Carolyn Finney, webinar presenter

Black Faces, White Spaces: Christian Cooper, John Muir & Playing the Long Game Central Park birder Christian Cooper.  George Floyd. Removal of Confederate Statues.  Renaming of institutions.  Reparations.  Systemic Racism. What's the environment got to do with it?  How do we meet this moment?  Drawing from her book, Black Faces, White Spaces, her relationships “in the field” and her lived experience, Dr. Finney explores the complexities and contradictions of our past, the realities of our present and the possibilities of…

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March 2021

Sierra Science Series – California conservation in the genomics era: The CALeDNA and California Conservation Genomics projects

March 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Please join us on March 9th at 6:30pm for our next Sierra Science lecture. The employment of genomic technologies is becoming increasingly important for detecting, understanding, and developing species and ecosystem management plans, including maximizing the adaptive potential of natural systems. Dr. Jason Sexton will describe two programs currently using conservation genetics and genomics in California: 1) California Environmental DNA (CALeDNA), a program for detecting DNA in environmental samples, and 2) the California Conservation Genomics Project (CCGP), a project using…

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Sierra State Parks Foundation 2021 Arbor Day Tree Hunt

March 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021
Free

The Sierra State Parks Foundation will host the 2021 Arbor Day Tree Hunt, which will run for six weeks starting March 19. The scavenger hunt encourages the Lake Tahoe Community to explore the outdoors and gain new knowledge of local tree species. Each week of the contest, The Foundation will highlight a different tree species native to Lake Tahoe on their website, email list, Facebook, and Instagram. Participants are asked to find that week’s highlighted tree, photograph themselves with it,…

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2021 Virtual Earth Day Art Contest

March 25, 2021 - April 16, 2021

We are excited to announce the 2021 Virtual Earth Day Art Contest! Through the contest, we hope to spark the creativity of all those who love the Lake Tahoe – Donner region. The contest will run from March 25th until April 16th. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22nd. This year’s contest theme is “Recreate Responsibly.” Through art, we hope to inform and remind those who visit our state parks to leave nature as they found it and…

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April 2021

The Great Tuolumne Adventure

April 1, 2021 - April 17, 2021
FREE

On Saturday, April 17th, kick-off Earth Week by inviting your friends to hike, bike, or paddle while fundraising to protect to beautiful Tuolumne Watershed! This socially distanced community fundraiser gives you the opportunity to get outside for a cause! No matter where you are, near or far, you can participate by getting outside in your neck of the woods (or city). It's time to shake off that 2020 isolation and reconnect with nature and this community of outdoor enthusiasts. How…

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A Tale of Two Experiments: How the CA drought affected natural populations of an endemic monkeyflower

April 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

By the end of the century, the Sierra Nevada growing season is predicted to be 7°F warmer. Please join Lillie Pennington (UC Merced) as she discusses how drought impacts cutleaf monkeyflower evolutionary trends and what it could mean for other Sierra Nevada endemic plants. This event is free and will be held on zoom. Register here: https://forms.gle/WvQ4q28qnBc1wmmL8

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Sierra Landscapes Watercolor Class

April 14, 2021 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
$20

Spring is here! Let’s get our journals out and have fun exploring how to draw and watercolor paint beautiful landscapes. We will be using a live stream format (Zoom). This class is recommended for anyone 7 years of age or older. Please make sure you have the following supplies prior to the start date: watercolor pad, watercolor paint set, and brushes. Below are links to places where you can purchase the recommended materials: Prang Oval-16 Pan Watercolor Paint Set, 16 Assorted Colors, Refillable,…

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Trash Talk with Clean Up The Lake

April 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Are you curious about what lies beneath the surface of Lake Tahoe? Grab a virtual refreshment and join the Clean Up The Lake team and Environmental Scientist Zoe Harrold, PhD as we talk all things trash. We will share the dirty details of our 2020 underwater clean ups and discuss what’s in store for this summer as we embark on the 72 mile SCUBA clean up presented by Tahoe Blue Vodka. Prize giveaways and a sneak peak premiere of a…

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July 2021

Sierra Club Webinar – American Pika with Beth Pratt

July 6, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
close-up of an American pika chewing on a green leaf

The Sierra Club Tahoe Area Group invites you to join us and wildlife advocate, conservation leader, and author Beth Pratt for a fun talk about the most adorable animal on the planet--the pika! Beth has been studying pika in Yosemite and the Sierra for over a decade, and you'll meet some of the pika friends she has made like Petey and Sophie. She'll answer all the questions you have about pika, and show some of her cutest photos and videos.…

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October 2021

Forest Futures Salon: Summer Recap and Forest Futures Update

October 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Meet our new Tahoe-Truckee Community Foundation/Forest Futures team members, hear a summer update and learn more about our Impact Strategy. Our Forest Futures Salons bring together unlike-minded people to engage in productive, timely conversations to fuel innovation. What was previously a closed-door, intimate discussion between experts, has now become virtual, opening the door for professionals from all over the world to participate. The mission of these discussions is to further build community engagement on the issues that affect us most.…

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Mentoring the Next Generation of Wetland Professionals: A Collaborative Initiative with the Society of Wetland Scientists

October 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) is pleased to invite you to join us for our next Hot Topics Webinar, “Mentoring the Next Generation of Wetland Professionals: A Collaborative Initiative with the Society of Wetland Scientists.” Baby Boomers are retiring at record rates, with 3.2 million more of them retiring in the third quarter of 2020 than in the same quarter during 2019 according to a 2020 Pew Research Center study. Not only does this create a monumental hiring…

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Climate Change Adaptation: What We Can Learn from Traditional Ecological Knowledge

October 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ali Meders-Knight at Verbena Fields

This presentation, hosted by the Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, will address how Traditional Ecological Knowledge informs future climate adaptation, based on California’s long cycles of drought, fires and floods, and how native plants and ecosystems figure into climate mitigation before and after disasters. Ali Meders-Knight will be using a case study of her local Tribal territory as an example. Almost all of the data available to Western science in California is only about 100-125 years…

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Diversity in California Water

October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The California water sector is rapidly hiring. How do we reflect California’s diversity at all levels of our workforce and foster a more inclusive environment with our co-workers? Join this panel of water leaders for an in-depth discussion about new workforce development programs, new DEI efforts and a discussion about what can hold back diversity efforts and the champions we need to move these efforts forward. This webinar is free and open to water professionals, leaders, HR professionals and anyone…

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Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week

October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - October 15, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month following Indigenous People’s Day by participating in Hispanic Access Foundation’s Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Week. This week, come and celebrate life with us through the stories of Latino, Black, Indigenous and other people of color with roots in nature - learning, experiencing, and uplifting the nexus between human communities and the lands, waterways, and ocean we call home. Find the week's schedule here. The festival is 100% virtual, free to attend for all, and will…

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Northern California Water Tour – A Virtual Journey

October 14, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$179

Join the Water Education Foundation as we guide you on a virtual exploration of the Sacramento River and its tributaries and learn about the issues associated with a key source for the state’s water supply. All together, the river and its tributaries supply 35 percent of California’s water and feed into two major projects: the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project. This three-hour virtual tour hosted by Nick Gray and Jenn Bowles will include: An overview presentation of the Sacramento…

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California Adaptation Forum 2021 Track 1: Advancing Equitable Adaptation Outcomes Webinar

October 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for the 2021 California Adaptation Forum's outcomes webinar for Track 1: Advancing Equitable Adaptation. Thanks to the dedication of long-time environmental justice leaders and communities, calls for equitable and inclusive adaptation planning, decision-making, and implementation now reverberate throughout the adaptation community. Their calls are clear: Honor our inherent resilience and lived experiences. Authentically involve frontline communities in decision-making. Work in partnership with communities to dismantle unjust systems. This webinar will highlight key takeaways from the track’s workshop series…

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California Adaptation Forum 2021 Track 2: Integrated Planning for Holistic Solutions Outcomes Webinar

October 19, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for the 2021 California Adaptation Forum's outcomes webinar for Track 2: Integrated Planning for Holistic Solutions. The cascading and compounding impacts of climate change – from extreme heat, drought and wildfire to flooding and sea level rise – affect every segment of society. While our communities, ecosystems, built infrastructure, and economy all face threats, climate change disproportionately affects frontline communities and exacerbates existing inequities. The intersectionality of these challenges requires integrated solutions to address deficiencies in our systems,…

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Pyrosilviculture – Objective-based burning and preparing stands for prescribed fires

October 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group will be hosting a 75-min virtual presentation and discussion with Dr. Robert York. on Wednesday, October 20th during the ACCG’s monthly general meeting from 9a-12p. Dr. York’s presentation is titled, “Pyrosilviculture: Objective-based burning and preparing stands for prescribed fires”. Dr. York is a Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Assistant Specialist for the UCCE and Adjunct Associate Professor of Forestry in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. Dr. York will discuss the…

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Johnson Meadow Restoration Project – Virtual Community Meeting

October 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn all about the Johnson Meadow Restoration Project and how you can be involved! In the Tahoe Resource Conservation District's second informational webinar we will be discussing progress to date, restoration alternatives and designs, and how you can comment and be involved. If you are interested in the future of Johnson Meadow and the Upper Truckee River we want to hear from you! Please join us! Johnson Meadow is a spectacular 206-acre property located in the heart of South…

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California Adaptation Forum 2021 Track 3: Catalyzing Meaningful Adaptation Action Outcomes Webinar

October 21, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for the 2021 California Adaptation Forum's outcomes webinar for Track 3: Catalyzing Meaningful Adaptation Action. Local jurisdictions throughout California have been working to understand their climate risks and vulnerabilities, identify adaptation strategies, and develop adaptation plans. While this foundational work must continue to ensure that plans are strategic, aligned, and informed by community and science, communities are experiencing and witnessing climate-fueled disasters at an increasing pace. On-the-ground action and projects are urgently needed – across the entire state…

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California Invasive Plant Council Symposium

October 26, 2021 - October 29, 2021

Celebrate Cal-IPC’s 30-Year Anniversary Symposium – Join us Online! Celebrate 30 years of learning with Cal-IPC with more session talks, discussion groups, and posters covering a wide range of topics related to invasive plant biology and management. We are meeting online to stay safe, but our online platform has many opportunities for engagement and connection. Chat with sponsors/exhibitors, engage during discussion groups, talk to poster presenters, and meet with friends and colleagues. Find the Symposium Program here. Special Sessions include:…

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Forest Futures Salon: Wildfire 101 – The True Impact of Fire on Land

October 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

UC Berkeley and US Forest Service fire ecologist Brandon Collins on what happens inside a Sierra Nevada fire - how it moves and the trail it leaves. After a busy summer and many challenges with the current wildfire season, the Tahoe-Truckee Community Foundation is excited to announce these upcoming Forest Futures Salons for 2021. Our Forest Futures Salons bring together unlike-minded people to engage in productive, timely conversations to fuel innovation. What was previously a closed-door, intimate discussion between experts,…

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Water Summit 2021: Pivoting Today’s Pain into Tomorrow’s Gain

October 28, 2021 @ 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
$199 – $349

The 2021 Water Summit, the Water Education Foundation's annual premier event, will be hosted as an engaging virtual experience on the afternoon of Oct. 28, 2021, followed by an optional in-person reception cruise in Sacramento aboard an open-air yacht on the Sacramento River. Now in its 37th year, the Water Summit features top policymakers and leading experts providing the latest information and viewpoints on issues affecting water across California and the West. With the theme, Pivoting Today’s Pain into Tomorrow’s…

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November 2021

Sierra State Parks Foundation 2021 Holiday Auction

November 1, 2021 - December 3, 2021

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is hosting a virtual fundraising auction beginning November 1st through December 3rd in support of the local CA State Parks in the Lake Tahoe – Donner Lake area. This fundraiser will support the Foundation’s mission to support the parks through restoration projects and education programs, all to enrich visitors’ experiences and connect visitors to the area’s rich cultural heritage and natural resources. In 2020, The Sierra State Parks Foundation returned over $400,000 to our parks…

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2nd Annual Symposium on Remote Sensing & Wildland Fire (RS Fire 2021)

November 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, happening 3 times

Free – $200

Trends have shown that wildland fire seasons are growing longer and fires are continuing to increase in total area and size. Simultaneously, remote sensing technologies continue to advance and are being used more and more to aid emergency responders. The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Pacific Southwest (PSW) Region invites you to participate in its second series that aims to explore the myriad ways that remote sensing can support wildfire preparedness, active incidents, and future management. More…

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Mixing & Matching Authorities for Success in Shared Stewardship Peer Learning Session

November 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Peer Learning Sessions are 90-minute video and web conference discussions around key issues collaborators face when working on National Forest issues. Speakers will: - Describe the authorities that can be useful for achieving success in Shared Stewardship, - Describe the ins and outs of using these authorities, - Discuss the role of these authorities in advancing Shared Stewardship of our nation's forests, and - Answer questions from the moderator and audience about mixing and matching authorities for success in Shared…

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Covering Water in the West

November 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a conversation hosted by Stanford's Water in the West program with expert journalists exploring the complexity, history, politics and science surrounding water in the Western U.S. in a changing climate. Conflicts over water in the arid west are nothing new but rising temperatures, drought, reduced snowpack, and changing precipitation patterns are introducing new hurdles as states attempt to plan for a sustainable water future. Journalists covering water scarcity and water quality issues in the West hold a…

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2nd Annual Symposium on Remote Sensing & Wildland Fire (RS Fire 2021)

November 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, happening 3 times

Free – $200

Trends have shown that wildland fire seasons are growing longer and fires are continuing to increase in total area and size. Simultaneously, remote sensing technologies continue to advance and are being used more and more to aid emergency responders. The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Pacific Southwest (PSW) Region invites you to participate in its second series that aims to explore the myriad ways that remote sensing can support wildfire preparedness, active incidents, and future management. More…

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Forest Futures Salon: Dixie, Carr, Caldor – What just happened? What happens now?

November 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Fire chiefs and CalFire representatives on California's devastating 2021 fires, the decisions that were made, and what the coming winter may mean for recovery and restoration. After a busy summer and many challenges with the current wildfire season, the Tahoe-Truckee Community Foundation is excited to announce these upcoming Forest Futures Salons for 2021. Our Forest Futures Salons bring together unlike-minded people to engage in productive, timely conversations to fuel innovation. What was previously a closed-door, intimate discussion between experts, has…

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Preserving Rivers and Land for Life: ARC Legacy Stories

November 10, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the American River Conservancy’s Executive Director, Elena DeLacy, and special guests from CAPTRUST for this virtual story-telling session. Listen to the inspirations and motivations of ARC’s Legacy Circle members. Why did they bequeath their gifts of land and other assets to ARC? How did they plan their gifts? Along with stories, testimonies, and general information, a portion of the session will be dedicated to answering your questions. All are welcome to this virtual program. FREE. A detailed email will…

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2nd Annual Symposium on Remote Sensing & Wildland Fire (RS Fire 2021)

November 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, happening 3 times

Free – $200

Trends have shown that wildland fire seasons are growing longer and fires are continuing to increase in total area and size. Simultaneously, remote sensing technologies continue to advance and are being used more and more to aid emergency responders. The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Pacific Southwest (PSW) Region invites you to participate in its second series that aims to explore the myriad ways that remote sensing can support wildfire preparedness, active incidents, and future management. More…

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Seizing the Drought: Water Priorities for Our Changing Climate

November 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

The PPIC Water Policy Center will convene a diverse group of experts to discuss how to tackle the highly disruptive effects of climate change on our water system. It’s clear that we must step up our game to cope with the increasingly severe, warm droughts that are coming our way. This year’s conference will identify immediate actions we can take to boost the state’s resilience. NOVEMBER 15, Session 1: Making Our Water Infrastructure Climate-Ready NOVEMBER 16, Session 2: Paying for…

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Redbud Resource Group Masterclass: Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements

November 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

What this is: An interactive 2.5 hour workshop for individuals seeking to grow their allyship with Native peoples. Participants learn about the strengths and limitations of land acknowledgments and explore concrete, action-oriented strategies for building connections with Native communities and organizations. How you will grow: Gain skills and strategies to successfully address inequities and disparities that exist in your community. Improve your understanding of the challenges faced by contemporary Native peoples in relation to your own life and work. Connect…

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Advancing Trails Webinar: How GIS Can Be Used to Save the Places We Love

November 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

American Trails presents the Advancing Trails Webinar Series. Join this webinar to learn more about strategies to bring the power of GIS to create a more equitable park and greenway system. Protecting the places we love is a key element in the quest to save our planet. Scientists have identified that we must save 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030 to avoid catastrophic biodiversity loss and climate collapse. It can feel overwhelming to figure out what we…

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Mammoth Trails Meeting

November 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Mammoth Trails for a meeting focused on the Shady Rest Inyo Craters Trails Planning Project. Presentations and discussions with Trails Manager Joel Rathje and Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Coordinator Matt Paruolo. Project Overview Public Outreach Efforts Public Survey Results Concept Development and Planning Considerations Project Timeline and Next Steps All trail users are encouraged to attend!! Participate via Zoom or Facebook Live

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December 2021

Forest Futures Salon: Decreasing the Threat of the 2022 Fire Season

December 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

After a busy summer and many challenges with the current wildfire season, the Tahoe-Truckee Community Foundation is excited to announce these upcoming Forest Futures Salons for 2021. There are restoration and innovative wood use projects in our region which will restore forest acres before they burn - we'll highlight and explore some of the most promising. Our Forest Futures Salons bring together unlike-minded people to engage in productive, timely conversations to fuel innovation. What was previously a closed-door, intimate discussion…

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Flyway Nights – Salmon of Lower Putah Creek

December 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Yolo Basin Foundation presents Flyway Nights, a monthly speaker series highlighting environmental issues, current research topics in conservation, and natural history of Northern California. Flyway Nights is free to Yolo Basin Foundation members and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members. Salmon of Lower Putah Creek with Mackenzie Miner Historically, salmon spawned intermittently in Lower Putah Creek but following the construction of multiple dams on the creek in the mid-1900s and the occurrence of severe…

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Lower Owens River Project 2021 Draft Annual Report Public Meeting

December 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the County of Inyo have released the Lower Owens River Project 2021 Draft Annual Report and are inviting the public to comment during a virtual event Tuesday, December 7, 2021 . The draft report is available on the internet at https://www.ladwp.com/LORP. The report represents the completion of the fifteenth year of monitoring for the project. This meeting is to provide the public and MOU Parties the opportunity to offer comments…

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Sustainable Recreation & Tourism Initiative Virtual Wrap-Up

December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Sustainable Recreation & Tourism Initiative Team and representatives from the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Partnership to hear more about the final outcomes from the SRTI and next steps for SRTI Projects, your project ideas, and more!

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Wheels and Legs: Reducing Nonmotorized Trails Conflicts

December 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar, presented by American Trails, will provide perspectives and an assessment of the issue of conflicts and potential solutions when dealing with nonmotorized trails.   “Share-the trail" has been a mantra for decades. In many cases, particularly for urban trails and greenways, the shared use (multiple uses) concept has offered an efficient and affordable way to build and manage trails. However, with the explosive growth of trail visitation and the growth the types of uses, the question of conflicts…

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Science Speaks Series: Winter Predictions from the National Weather Service

December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Chris Smallcomb (Warning Coordination Meteorologist, PIO) from the Reno office of the NOAA National Weather Service for a look into the latest projections for this coming winter. He'll also talk about the predictability of weather hazards including post-fire flooding, along with how the changing climate is impacting day to day weather forecasting. Register here Zoom link (will only work at the date and time specified for this event)

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Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness: Find Your Line: Backcountry Trip Planning – Take Care Tahoe

December 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Take Care Tahoe and experts from around the Tahoe Basin and beyond for Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week. Hosted by: Blackbird Mountain Guides and Caltopo Location: Zoom Date: Tuesday Dec 14 Time: 6:30-7:30 Digital mapping platforms place powerful planning tools right at your fingertips- but how do you actually use them to plan your ski day? Join Blackbird Mountain Guides and Caltopo for a 1-hour webinar focused on how to use digital mapping tools to plan your next backcountry ski tour. Topics include…

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Adaptive Mountain Biking: Trail Design for Accessibility and Reduced Risk

December 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar from American Trails will focus on trail design for accessibility and risk reduction for adaptive mountain biking.   This webinar will provide an introduction to the topic, including general definitions, trail signage opportunities, as well as trails managed use, class, designated use, etc. and how there is overlap in sustainable trail building tactics (methodologies) and usability for all. This webinar will also speak about adaptive mountain biking specifically and the HOW (how to get trail crews involved, their…

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January 2022

Flyway Nights – Current Status of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Yolo Basin Foundation presents Flyway Nights, a monthly speaker series highlighting environmental issues, current research topics in conservation, and natural history of Northern California. Flyway Nights is free to Yolo Basin Foundation members and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members. Current Status of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area with Joe Hobbs Joe Hobbs will give updates on the pollinator field project by River Partners, continued bridge and canal work by Ducks Unlimited, and ongoing research…

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Northern California Botanists Symposium

January 10 - January 12
$40 – $105

Tools for a New Decade of Managing Northern California Plants. Northern California Botanists will host its 11th botanical symposium on January 10-11, 2022 with optional workshops on the 12th. Our 2022 Symposium will be an online symposium. A 2-day schedule of presentations by working botanists will include sessions on: The Power of Pollination: Habitat, Conservation, and Plant Interactions, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Ethnobotany, Great Basin Restoration Approaches, Riparian Vegetation Restoration from Theory to Practice, New Discoveries, Now the Good News,…

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CARCD 76th Annual Conference

January 11 - February 4
$50 – $140

Please virtually join us for our 76th Annual Conference – kicking off on January 11th, 2022. California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) continues the tradition of bringing together representatives from federal and state agencies, non-profits, private industries, farming communities, and resource conservation districts (RCDs) to share knowledge, build partnerships, and address urgent natural resource challenges. Experts will present and engage in conversations on climate-smart agriculture, the tree mortality crisis, community fire resilience, sustainable groundwater management, watershed health, social equity in conservation,…

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2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Virtual Event Only!

January 13 - January 23
$20 – $499

Important Update: The in-person film festival has been postponed. The virtual event is still being held from January 12-23, 2022. Please visit the Wild & Scenic Film Festival website for more information. SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival will take place January 13-23, 2022 – bringing together another incredible selection of films to change your world. Each year, Wild & Scenic draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators, and well-known world adventurers. Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and…

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Alpine Watershed Group Meeting

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Alpine Watershed Group for our bimonthly Watershed Group Meeting! We will be introducing our new staff members, presenting Musser and Jarvis Watershed Restoration outcomes, and discussing post-fire plans for 2022. January 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Register here or email alpinewatershed@gmail.com for more information.    

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Wildfire Impacts on Soil Webinar

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Severe Wildfire Threats to our Soil and Water Resources Randy Dahlgren (Soil Biogeochemist, Distinguished Professor Emeritus - UC Davis) will examine the effects of wildfire on soil and water resources. His research team has examined the aftermath of several wildfires in northern California, including the 2007 Angora Fire in South Lake Tahoe and the 2012 Rim Fire near Yosemite.  For a preview, see https://eos.org/science-updates/wildfires-are-threatening-municipal-water-supplies Register here. Zoom Link: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/96448065924

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RiversLab: Exploring the Origins of Snow Drought in Northern Sierra Nevada, California

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SYRCL is proud to bring back our RiversLab series in 2022! RiversLab is a program intended to help facilitate scientific article comprehension and educational accessibility for all members of our community. This month we will be reading and discussing "Exploring the Origins of Snow Drought in the Northern Sierra Nevada, California." If you can make it, please bring questions and comments to bolster the discussion; you are what makes the discussion interesting! When: January 20th from 12-1 pm PST Scientific…

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Giant Conversations: Endangered Species of Sequoia and Kings Canyon

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join The Sequoia Parks Conservancy for a closer look at the endangered species of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the work being done to save them. For this Giant Conversation, National Park Service scientists Tyler Coleman and Danny Boiano talk about wildlife in the parks and the endangered species they study and work to protect. This episode features in-depth presentations and information followed by a live Q&A session. This virtual event is on Thursday, January 20th at 6pm.…

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Forest Futures Salon – Cultural Burning & Prescribed Fire: How they work & why they are necessary

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Join us for a conversation about the necessity of Cultural Burning and Prescribed Fire on our landscapes. Zeke Lunder and Vikki Preston will discuss the differences and similarities between the two practices and why both are necessary to create more resilient forests. Vikki will discuss Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous land management practices, while Zeke will cover landowner prescribed burning associations. Our Forest Futures Salons are tailored to build community engagement and awareness on the challenges with forest health in…

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January Sierra Club Tahoe Area Group Meeting

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Photo Credit: CAL FIRE The Sierra Club Tahoe Area Group invites you to join us and Fire Adapted Communities Program Coordinator, Amanda Milici Fire and Adapted Communities Program Manager Mike Vollmer, from the ​​Tahoe Resource Conservation District on January 26, 2022 at 5 pm for our first virtual webinar of the year. You will also hear from the Tahoe Area Group Executive Committee members on other events and important issues we will be working on in 2022. During the presentation,…

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Advancing Trails Webinar: Trail Ambassador Programs, Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices (Part 2 of 2)

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

American Trails presents the Advancing Trails Webinar Series. Learn best practices from some of the best trail ambassador programs across the nation, representing a variety of trail user types, to offer sage advice for starting programs for your trail. Webinar Outline Trail ambassador programs can be a boon to any trail or trail system. They build local engagement, help identify and solve deferred maintenance issues, and turn casual users into lifelong advocates. We've gathered together leaders of some of the…

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Webinar: Darlingtonia Conservation & Ecology with Jameison Chilton

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Redbud Chapter of The California Native Plant Society on January 27th at 6 pm for a presentation on Darlingtonia. For many, hearing of carnivorous plants calls to mind distant tropical environments. Jungles. Swamps. The sorts of environments one might not associate with the typically drought-prone, xeric ecosystems of California. But dotted throughout montane Northern California are small, specialized habitats containing our sole native carnivorous pitcher plant. The rare and protected Darlingtonia californica. Join us for an expert-led presentation…

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February 2022

Flyway Nights – Motus Wildlife Tracking System Network for the West

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Yolo Basin Foundation presents Flyway Nights, a monthly speaker series highlighting environmental issues, current research topics in conservation, and natural history of Northern California. Flyway Nights is free to Yolo Basin Foundation members and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members. Flyway Nights - Motus Wildlife Tracking System Network for the West Speaker: Mary J. Whitfield – Research Director, Southern Sierra Research Station The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (https://motus.org/) is an international collaborative research network of automated…

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Sierra Writers Conference 2022

February 10 - February 12
Free – $50

Join the virtual Sierra Writers Conference from February 10th-12th. The conference theme, Stories Matter: (Re) Imagining Past and Future, highlights the power of words to embody change. In this moment of exceptional social and environmental transformation, the role of stories in shaping historical perspectives and what is possible in the future is more important than ever. Engage with a powerful writing community working for a brighter tomorrow. Sci-fi-oriented SWC 2022 includes virtual presentations and workshops focusing on equity, justice, writing,…

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Virtual River Talk

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Looking for ways to get involved in a community of people dedicated to restoring our mountain home? Are you interested in how the Truckee River Watershed Council works and how we achieve complex restorations? If so, join Truckee River Watershed Council for a Virtual River Talk on February 10th at 9 am, and learn about TRWC, their work, and how you can help. The event will be held via Zoom, and is approximately 30 minutes. Email Sue Drake to sign…

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Discovering Mono County Plants with Ann Howald

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The California Native Plant Society - Milo Baker Chapter, presents: Discovering Mono County Plants with Ann Howald! Ann Howald is a retired botanist with an M.A. in Botany from U.C. Santa Barbara. She worked for many years as a teacher, consultant, and agency botanist. Since the 1970s she has studied the plants of Mono County in the Eastern Sierra. Upon retiring, she began spending summers in Mono County, living in her used Airstream trailer, and working on an annotated checklist…

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Sierra CAMP Fireside Chat: Communicating Climate Risk in Rural Regions

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join SBC’s Sierra CAMP and their partners at Community Adaptation Learning Exchange (CALE) on February 17 at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT for a fireside chat with Jessica Morse (Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildland Resilience, California Natural Resources Agency) and Steve Frisch (President, Sierra Business Council). The conversation will be moderated by CALE’s Justine Shapiro-Kline. About the Session: Sierra Business Council's Sierra CAMP is co-hosting this session in partnership with CALE to explore the common challenges around communicating climate risk in…

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RiversLab: Eurasian beaver activity increases water storage, attenuates flow and mitigates diffuse pollution from intensely-managed grasslands

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is proud to continue to feature their RiversLab series! RiversLab is a program intended to help facilitate scientific article comprehension and educational accessibility for all members of our community. This month we will be reading and discussing the article: Eurasian beaver activity increases water storage, attenuates flow and mitigates diffuse pollution from intensely-managed grasslands. If you can make it, please bring questions and comments to bolster the discussion; you are what makes the discussion…

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Forest Futures Salon: Snowpack and Impacts on Wildfire Risk and Recovery

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Join Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation for a conversation about Snowpack and Impacts on Wildfire Risk and Recovery on February 23rd at 4 pm. More information about speakers will be added to TTCF's website. TTCF Forest Futures Salons are tailored to build community engagement and awareness on the challenges with forest health in our region and the collaborative action that is taking place. In TTCF upcoming Salons, they'll explore what happens when fire hits our forests, how decisions are made and…

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Siskiyou Land Trust Webinar: Beaver!

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Wednesday, Feb 23rd, at 7 pm, the Siskiyou Land Trust is excited to host Michael M. Pollock, Ph.D. a Research Fish Biologist with NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Michael is an expert in the biodiversity patterns of Western river corridors. About the Webinar: Beaver, those furry little dam building rodents, turn out to be one of the world’s most influential species. Ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. And the consequences…

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Member Group Meeting

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Sierra Nevada Alliance's first Quarterly Member Group Meeting of the year is just around the corner. Join us on February 24th from 12-1:30 pm for special presentations from your peers at Sierra Nevada Journeys and California Native Plant Society. We’ll also have an update from the California Employer's Association. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn, network, and pave the way for future Sierra stewardship. Agenda: 12pm- 12:30pm: Alliance announcements and reminders. Time to renew your membership…

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Getting to know the California Native Plant Society with Cris Sarabia

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mark your calendars! Cris Sarabia, former President of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), will be joining us on February 28, 2022 at 12 pm for a presentation on Getting to know the California Native Plant Society. Cris will share his insights on topics including an introduction to the CNPS, how their work impacts the Sierra, plants unique to the Sierra, how you can get involved in one of their local chapters, and much more. There will be time at…

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March 2022

Webinar: Life of the Bottom-Feeders in the Shallows and Deeps of Streams

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the insects who inhabit our waterways? Join Sierra Streams Institute with guest speaker Dave Herbst on Tuesday March 1st at 6 PM for our latest Virtual Science Speaker Talk. Dave has been a research scientist for over 40 years at the University of California and has recently joined the Board of Directors at Sierra Streams Institute. We are especially excited for this talk because Dave’s research has contributed greatly to the stream monitoring…

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2022 Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Summit: Strategies for Wildfire Recovery

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 2022 Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Summit will focus on wildfire recovery strategies. With input from community leaders, land and water managers, scientists, and elected and government officials, the Summit will highlight why recovery is critical for Sierra Nevada communities and landscapes—and all of California—after record-breaking fire seasons. Join the Sierra Nevada Conservancy on March 2 at 1 pm for a deep-dive into the strategies we can use to restore our forests, rebuild our communities, and protect vital resources and values.…

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Flyway Nights – Golden-State Snakes: An Introduction to Some of California’s Most Spectacular Serpents

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Yolo Basin Foundation presents Flyway Nights, a monthly speaker series highlighting environmental issues, current research topics in conservation, and natural history of Northern California. Flyway Nights is free to Yolo Basin Foundation members and open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested for non-members. Golden-State Snakes: An Introduction to Some of California’s Most Spectacular Serpents Speaker: Michael G. Starkey – Founder and Executive Director, Save The Snakes This presentation teaches community members about the ecological importance of snakes, identification of Californian venomous…

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CNPS Redbud Chapter Webinar: Adela Moths and Native Plants

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join CNPS Redbud Chapter for an informational webinar on Adela moths and Native Plants with Al Ludtke and Lisa Couper on March 9th at 6 pm. Presentation Summary:  Several years ago Al Ludtke and Lisa Couper set out to learn about the Fairy Moths, aka Longhorn Moths – because of their unusually long antennae, of California.As of last year they have been able to photographically document the oviposition of all eight of the described California species. They believe that they…

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Webinar: Tahoe Sediments as Archives of Past Precipitation and Drought

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Tahoe Environmental Research Center is having a webinar on "What do the sediments in Lake Tahoe tell us about climate?" on March 10 at noon. Speaker Dave Osleger is a Professor of Teaching in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis. His research involves the use of sediment layers to decipher environmental and climatic conditions of the past to provide perspective for understanding modern climate systems. The talk will explore the processes that transport sediment into…

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American River Conservancy: 2022 California Naturalist Certification

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - May 19 @ 6:30 pm
$455

The American River Conservancy's 2022 California Naturalist Certification course begins this March! If you enjoy exploring and learning about our local ecology, engaging in participatory science and sharing your knowledge with others, this program is for you! The 40 hour course combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the Sierra Foothills. In order to provide a safe learning for staff, volunteers and students this year’s course will be held online with the…

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Hispanic Access Foundation’s Latino Advocacy Week Events

March 13 - March 19

March is here, and Hispanic Access Foundation's 2nd annual Latino Advocacy Week is coming up in just a couple of weeks! From March 13-19, we hope everyone, Latinos and allies alike, can join us for the empowering and informative events taking place during this important week. The goal of Latino Advocacy Week is to build capacity and familiarity among Latinos to advocate for themselves, their families, and their community around the issues that impact their daily lives. During this week, various community groups, nonprofits, faith-based…

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SNEW’s Climate and Energy Outlook Series: Lassen, Plumas, and Sierra Counties

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The environment has a significant impact on energy use and productivity. Reduced stream flows can weaken hydropower. Storms and wildfire risks can force utility public power shut offs. And hotter conditions can drive energy demand for cooling. While these disturbances are likely to continue, sustainable energy use reduces emissions, cuts costs on utility bills, and enables people and communities to better adapt. Thus, the Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) program has designed its Climate and Energy Outlook…

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RiversLab – Bees

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

RiversLab is a program intended to help facilitate scientific article comprehension and educational accessibility for all members of our community. This month we will be reading and discussing the article: "Pollen Protein: Lipid Macronutrient Rations May Guide Broad Patterns of Bee Species Floral Preferences" If you can make it, please bring questions and comments to bolster the discussion; you are what makes the discussion interesting! When: Thursday, 3/17 from 12-1 pm PST Where: Virtual via ZOOM (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8193876908) Who: Any and…

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Sierra Club Tahoe Area Group Meeting: Wildflowers of Tahoe with Sarah Hockensmith

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Sierra Club Tahoe Area Group invites you to join us and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) Outreach Director, Sarah Hockensmith on March 22, 2022 at 6 pm for a virtual presentation on Wildflowers of Tahoe. You will also hear from the Tahoe Area Group Executive Committee members on other events and important issues we will be working on in 2022. During the presentation, Sarah will provide an introduction to the diverse wildflower population we have in the Tahoe…

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Klamath Dam Removal Update and Rally

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Event Description: You are invited to a free event on March 24, 2022 at 6 pm to learn how you can support salmon recovery and justice for Tribal Nations on Oregon and California’s Klamath River. This is a critical moment -- we’re in the homestretch of a decades-long dam removal and river restoration effort on the Klamath. Hear from leaders from the Yurok Tribe, Karuk Tribe, and Hoopa Valley Tribe about the importance of a healthy Klamath River. This will…

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American Climate Leadership Summit 2022

March 28 - March 31
$15 – $50

The 11th annual American Climate Leadership Summit 2022 (ACLS 2022) brings together world class speakers and diverse national and local leaders for four days of sharing and collaboration. It is the only national convening exclusively dedicated to building broad public support and political resolve for climate action. ACLS 2022 welcomes climate leaders of all levels particularly those who are new and active at the local level. Join thousands of leaders like you who seek new connections and practical and immediately…

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Women in Science with Megan Joyce

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Alliance and Megan Joyce, founder of Kestrel Blue Digital, as we bring together a panel of women in science and conservation to celebrate the people behind the research, advocacy, and policy that helps protect our world. We are excited to have a panel of incredible women with us for this webinar. Panelists include: Susan Britting: Executive Director, Sierra Forest Legacy Jenny Hatch: Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Alliance Ali Meders-Knight: Master TEK practitioner with the Machoodpha Tribe Beth Pratt:…

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Understanding the CalVTP: a Virtual Training for Beginners

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Swanton Pacific Ranch is hosting an event through CalPoly to introduce people to the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP). This introductory training will increase one's understanding of California's foundational toolkit for mitigating the fuels component of the wildfire crisis while increasing ecosystem health and services. Attendees will learn how the CalVTP meets California's increasing wildland-urban interface fire challenges on state and local land, and how to begin planning and executing vegetation treatments such as prescribed burning and grazing, shaded fuel breaks, herbicide application and…

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SNEW’s Climate and Energy Outlook Series: Calaveras, Amador, Tuolumne, and Mariposa Counties

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The environment has a significant impact on energy use and productivity. Reduced stream flows can weaken hydropower. Storms and wildfire risks can force utility public power shut offs. And hotter conditions can drive energy demand for cooling. While these disturbances are likely to continue, sustainable energy use reduces emissions, cuts costs on utility bills, and enables people and communities to better adapt. Thus, the Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) program has designed its Climate and Energy Outlook…

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April 2022

Earth Day Sustainability Challenge

April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Free

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22) challenge yourself, your friends, and your family to learn and practice how to be more sustainable. You will be presented with 5 different tasks each designed to educate yourself on an aspect of sustainability and how to start better practices. Learn about each one and make a change for that day. At the end of the week participants who have completed all 5 tasks will be entered into a raffle to win a…

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Spring 2022 Virtual Environmental/Sustainability Career Fair

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Pace University for this virtual fair on Wednesday, April 6th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, which provides the opportunity to meet employers recruiting for jobs and internships related to environmental/sustainability-related careers. Engage with employers in a virtual environment: Meet 1:1 with employers Attend group sessions with employers Watch employer videos to learn more about their brand Register today and reach out to Helene Cruz at hcruz@pace.edu with any questions! For more information visit the event website

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Sacramento State Water Seminar Series: American River Basin Study

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The next webinar in the Sacramento State Water Seminar Series will look at the American River Basin Study. Join speakers Brian Rickards, Planning & Development Services Manager at Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and Ibrahim Khadam, Senior Principal Engineer at Stantec Consulting Services virtually on April 8th at 12pm. About the study: Sacramento water purveyors recognized that climate changing trends can have an impact on future water supply availability and increased demands. In January of 2017, six water purveyors entered…

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SNEW’s Climate and Energy Outlook Series: Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, and Alpine Counties

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The environment has a significant impact on energy use and productivity. Reduced stream flows can weaken hydropower. Storms and wildfire risks can force utility public power shut offs. And hotter conditions can drive energy demand for cooling. While these disturbances are likely to continue, sustainable energy use reduces emissions, cuts costs on utility bills, and enables people and communities to better adapt. Thus, the Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) program has designed its Climate and Energy Outlook…

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NAWM Hot Topics Webinar: Wetlands, Flooding, and the Clean Water Act

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The National Association of Wetland Managers (NAWM) offers a Hot Topics Webinar Series that focuses on timely issues and studies such as new and emerging wetland policy and law, innovative tools and technology and state-of-the-art practices. These webinars are advertised through our website, newsletters, social media and emails. Join NAWM and presenters Hannah Druckenmiller, Fellow, Resources for the Future and Charles A. Taylor, PhD Candidate, in Sustainable Development, Columbia University on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 12 pm PST for a presentation on…

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Webinar: Living Snow Project

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Living Snow Project: Adventure-based community science to understand life in the snowpack The Living Snow Project, with the help of the outdoor recreation community, is building the largest database of pink snow microbiome biodiversity in the world. Pink snow, sometimes called watermelon snow, is a diverse group of microorganisms that are adapted to live in snow and are dominated by pink colored algae. The snow algae can influence snowmelt rates and offer insight into life in extreme environments.  This talk…

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Lunch Chat: Advocacy for Earth Day

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Tuolumne River Trust virtually on April 20, 2022 from 12-1 pm, as Policy Director, Peter Drekmeier, shares what you can do to support environmentally-friendly water policy in the Bay Area. Without the first Earth Day in 1970, there would be no U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act, no Endangered Species Act, and no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment. Earth Day is a reminder of the power we have as a…

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SNEW’s Climate and Energy Outlook Series: Sutter, Yuba, and Butte Counties

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The environment has a significant impact on energy use and productivity. Reduced stream flows can weaken hydropower. Storms and wildfire risks can force utility public power shut offs. And hotter conditions can drive energy demand for cooling. While these disturbances are likely to continue, sustainable energy use reduces emissions, cuts costs on utility bills, and enables people and communities to better adapt. Thus, the Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Nevada Energy Watch (SNEW) program has designed its Climate and Energy Outlook…

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May 2022

California Water Plan Public Workshop – Climate Change Theme

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The California Water Plan will hold a virtual public workshop over Zoom on May 4, 2022 from 9 am - 12 pm. The focus of the meeting will be on Climate Change. One of the three themes of Update 2023. A draft agenda is available here. Registration is required. For more information please see the event website.

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Webinar: The Reality of Climate-Induced Relocation

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join SpeaknSpark for a webinar on May 19th at 11 am. Climate-induced relocation scales from individual homeowner buyout to mass international migration and will only grow in importance on every scale. We will discuss the recent history of climate-induced relocation, similarities and differences of various terms, and the relevance of the movement of people to climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Guest SpeaknSpark Speaker: Patrick Marchman Moderated by Todd DeVoe Register here. For more information please see the event webpage.

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American Wetlands Month Webinar: The Importance of Wetlands to Tribal Communities

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In celebration of American Wetlands Month this May, please join The National Association of Wetland Managers (NAWM) on May 24, 2022 from 3pm - 4:30pm ET (12-1:30pm PT), for a webinar highlighting the cultural importance of wetlands to Tribal communities. Abstract: Wetlands and other water resources provide Tribes with healthy, traditional foods; plants used for medicinal, healing, and ceremonial purposes; reeds and grasses for weaving baskets and textiles; and fish and other wildlife. During the webinar, three tribal representatives from…

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Sierra Club Tahoe Area Group May Meeting: Living with Bears with Kathryn Bricker & Ann Bryant

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

The Sierra Club Tahoe Area Group invites you to join us and Kathryn Bricker of No Bear Hunt Nevada and Ann Bryant of the BEAR League of Lake Tahoe, on May 26, 2022 at 5 pm for a virtual presentation on coexisting with bears in Lake Tahoe. You will also hear from the Tahoe Area Group Executive Committee members on other events and important issues we will be working on in the coming months.  During the presentation Kathryn Bricker will…

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Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Formerly Incarcerated Firefighters Help Save our Forests

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mark your calendars! Join the Sierra Nevada Alliance and Brandon Smith, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) on Tuesday, May 31 at 12 pm. Did you know? 2021 was California's second-worst fire season on record In the last five years, 11 of the 20 most destructive wildfires have occurred Severe firefighter shortages persist The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program provides training and job coaching to wildland firefighters in and out of the criminal justice system…

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June 2022

Forest Futures Salon: Evacuation Preparedness

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Join Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and their regional partners for a discussion on how to prepare for wildfire evacuation June 9th at 4 pm. Learn where to get timely information and what to do when an evacuation is ordered. Each agency will give a short presentation on their role and responsibilities with evacuation situations followed by ample time for questions from the audience. If you register but cannot attend during the scheduled time, you will receive an email with the recording…

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Wetland Mapping Consortium Webinar: Creative Approaches to Funding Wetland Programs and Inventories

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Wetland Mapping Consortium (WMC), founded in 2008, is an interdisciplinary group of wetland scientists and managers interested in mapping and monitoring wetlands with remotely sensed images and/or using the resultant products to best manage wetland resources. The next Wetland Mapping Consortium Webinar on June 15th from 12-1:30 pm PT, will be on Creative Approaches to Funding Wetland Programs and Inventories. Presenters: Andy Robertson, GeoSpatial Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Mike Jones, Stockbridge-Munsee Community Tim Bixler, Missouri Department…

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Sierra CAMP Summer Workshop: Planning for Wildfire, Forest Health, and Fuel Management in the Sierra

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join Sierra Business Council's Sierra CAMP for its June 15th, 2022 public workshop on how community planners can plan for and implement fuel reduction projects for wildfire preparedness. This 1 hour workshop includes a panel discussion with representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, Placer County, Spatial Informatics Group, and the Whitebark Institute of Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences followed by question and answer. Our goal is to advance forest management and wildfire preparedness by helping community planners and Sierra CAMP members…

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Webinar: What’s Happening on the East Shore?

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This webinar on June 23 from 6:30-7:30pm will let East Shore residents and visitors know what Environmental Improvement Program projects are happening in their neighborhoods this year. Join Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) partners for a preview of projects happening near you. Learn about the Marlette Creek Restoration Project, forest health initiatives, and next steps for Spooner and Sand Harbor, and more, plus how to stay engaged on all these initiatives. Register here. Learn more here.

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