May 8-9, 2017

Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency

CSU Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency will provide a forum for leaders in science and policy to collaborate on a vision of headwater management to promote the resiliency of natural and human resources in California’s altered landscapes and beyond.

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June 17, 2017

Sierra Nevada Alliance presents "Wild and Scenic Film Festivals On Tour"

CA 89 Boutique
10156 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour combines award winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism. Each year, SNA chooses powerful environmental and adventure films so that you are inspired to take further action regarding issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world. In addition to inspiring films, this film festival will feature live music by Bison Bluegrass Band, a silent auction, and an Activism Area where local organizations will be on hand to talk to you about their work.

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June 20, 2017

CARCD Board Meeting

801 K Street, 14th Floor
Sacramento, CA
Video and teleconference available

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June 24 - 25, 2017

Sierra Water Workgroup Summit

North Lake Tahoe Event Center
8318 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA

Our 2017 keynote speaker Martha Davis is the Executive Manager for Policy Development at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA). Ms. Davis is responsible for the Agency's legislative and policy development programs, including special initiatives addressing renewable energy, water supply development, and water quality protection. Previously, Ms. Davis served as the Executive Director for Californians and the Land and the Mono Lake Committee.

This year's Summit is a one and a half-day workshop focused on headwater issues state-wide. The theme “Legal and Legislative Strategies to Protecting our Headwaters”.

We will spend the first day framing questions and strategies regarding how Headwaters issues can be addressed with legislative and policy strategies. We will focus on a legal panel of experts and 4 main breakouts:

  • Unrepresented (DAC definition, human rights to water, tribal involvement);
  • Climate Change (water quality, water supply, forest management);
  • Integrated Regional Water Management Areas (Have they worked?, Should we continue to support?); and
  • Coordinated Advocacy for the Headwaters

On our second day we will have the opportunity to hear from legislative members/staff on how the State and Federal government is addressing headwater issues. Then there will be a faciltated discussion by all participants on the strategies developed by stakeholders, and how dollars are expected to follow those policy trends. This year's summit will also include a field trip.

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August 24 - 26, 2017

Coho Confab

The Mattole Grange
36512 Mattole Road
Petrolia, CA

Salmonid Restoration Federation, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group, and Sanctuary Forest, will offer workshops and tours of off-channel slough restoration, forest and fuels reduction projects, water conservation practices, stream bank stabilization, large woody debris placement, and groundwater recharge projects. The Confab will specifically include a tour of Mattole estuary off-channel slough excavations, riparian restoration, and Heliwood procurement.

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