The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which we achieve by empowering and collaborating with our partners. The following are recently posted upcoming events from our network. If you would like to post an event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Creating Bird-Friendly Landscapes
September 21, 2022 from 6 – 7 p.m.
Join CNPS Redbud Chapter on September 21 at 6 p.m. for a presentation on Creating Bird-Friendly Landscapes. This presentation created by Nancy and Ames Gilbert includes many photos of birds interacting with native plants, as well as essential information on how to create bird-attracting gardens and landscapes. Also included are slides of native plants that provide multiple benefits to birds and other wildlife.
Nancy and Ames will cover many topics, including:
• Essentials for Creating Good Bird Habitat: Food, water, protective cover and shelter, sentinel and preening perches, places and resources to rear young.
• The benefits and drawbacks of feeding wild birds.
• How to maximize nesting opportunities and birdhouse basics.
• Ways to include all-important water features to your bird garden, and birdbath basics.
• Getting to know your garden site through observation and research.
• How to design your garden to create habitat diversity for maximum bird benefits.
• Dangers birds face and how to help mitigate these hazards in your garden and landscapes.
• Why incorporating at least 70 percent native plants in your bird garden is essential for the birds.
• Detailed information, with photos, of some of the most useful and durable native plants for including in your bird-friendly garden.
Nancy Gilbert has a MS degree in Science Education from the University of Iowa and has worked as a naturalist, environmental educator and classroom teacher, landscape designer and consultant, and landscape architect/project manager for the U.S. Air Force. She and her husband owned and ran a California native bulb nursery (Far West Bulb Farm) for 25 years.
For more information and to register, visit the event webpage.
Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Organizer: California Native Plant Society – Redbud Chapter
Film Screening: Lost on Purpose
September 21, 2022 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Join the Northern California Regional Land Trust at the Sierra Nevada Big Room on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, and let’s escape to the Lost Sierra for an evening!
They’ll be screening the 2022 film Lost on Purpose (11 minutes), and then will be joined by the filmmaker, one of the featured cyclists, and the Director of Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship to talk about progress, heartbreaks, and the vision for the future of the Lost Sierra Route. This 600-mile network will thread the spine of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California, connecting 15 mountain communities through trails.
We’ll also be updating the audience on progress on the Colby Mountain Recreation Area in Jonesville, one of the community trail systems that will serve as a trailhead to the Lost Sierra Route.
This event is family-friendly. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for all the details on food, drink, and more.
Learn more here.
Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Organizer: Northern California Regional Land Trust
National Public Lands Day: Spawning Gravel Placement
September 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come join Trout Unlimited and the US Forest Service on National Public Lands Day for this volunteer opportunity on September 24, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., we will be distributing 12 tons of gravel into Prosser Creek to aid in wild trout reproduction.
Utilizing the age old system of a “bucket brigade”, we’ll spread the gravel throughout the designated stretch of river. We’ll be providing beverages afterwards as a thank you!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Dan.Johnson@tu.org.
What to bring:
- Waders or wet wading gear
- Work gloves
- Sunscreen and a hat
- At least one liter of water
- A spare bucket if you have one
Learn more on the event webpage.
Date: September 24, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Organizer: Truckee River Trout Unlimited
Address: 12800 Prosser Dam Road, Truckee, CA 96161
Sierra Nevada Regional Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force Meeting
September 27, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – September 28, 2022 at 2 p.m.
The next meeting of the California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force will be held in person on September 27 – 28 in Grass Valley with a webinar option for virtual attendance. We look forward to connecting, committing to action and collaborating on real solutions to the daunting challenges facing our communities, forests and ecosystems.
Register here for the in-person event.
Register here for the webinar.
For more information please see the event webpage.
Dates: September 27, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. to September 28, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Organizers: California Wildfire & Forest Resilience Task Force and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Address: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Northern Mines Bldg, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
Sierra Nevada Alliance Monthly Webinar: Forests and Climate Change – How our public lands can help us tackle the climate crisis
September 27, 2022 from 12 – 1 p.m.
On September 27, 2022 at 12 p.m., join the Sierra Nevada Alliance and Ellen Montgomery, from Environment America, for a discussion on Forests and Climate Change: How our public lands can help us tackle the climate crisis.
Join us to learn about the state of federal forest protections and what groups are doing to push the United States to take action and demonstrate international leadership. Ellen Montgomery is the public lands campaign director and a leader of the Climate Forests Campaign.
Join us for a discussion about how the Biden administration can protect our most valuable forests, resulting in cleaner air and water, more habitat for wildlife and helping us fight climate change.
Ellen Montgomery runs campaigns to protect America’s beautiful places, from local beachfronts to remote mountain peaks. Prior to her current role, Ellen worked as the organizing director for Environment America’s Climate Defenders campaign. Ellen lives in Denver, where she likes to hike in Colorado’s mountains.
Date: September 27, 2022
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Event Categories: Alliance Events, Webinars
Organizer: Sierra Nevada Alliance