2016
Kayla Meyer
Kayla Meyer
Former Sierra CAMP Project Assistant
March 17, 2016

Is Policy Standing in the Way of Healthy Forests and Watersheds?

We may think it’s obvious, but still it must be said: Sierra Nevada forests and watersheds are at a critical point.

Four years of drought, over a century of fire subdual, pervasive tree mortality throughout the region due to bark beetle infestation and disease, and a changing climate have led to an increased and severe risk of continued wildfires.  

It’s time for our state and federal policies to meet these challenges head on.

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Alyssa Collins
Alyssa Collins
Project Assistant; CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow
March 15, 2016

Growing Up Truckee

How’s being back home? What was it like growing up in Truckee?

Since moving back to Truckee five months ago, I find myself frequently asked one of these two questions. They’ve encouraged me to reflect on what it meant to be raised here, what it meant to leave, and what it means to come back.

Growing up in the Tahoe area, I never realized how lucky I was until I moved away. 

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Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford
Project Assistant, Civic Spark AmeriCorps Fellow
March 11, 2016

From Inventory to Implementation: Putting the Action into Climate Action Plans

SBC’s Climate Planning team is comprised of some seriously technical talent. From conducting greenhouse gas inventories to developing and writing Climate and Energy Action Plans (CAPs and EAPs, respectively), this department crunches numbers left and right.

Having had to start pretty much from scratch in all of the jurisdictions they’ve been working in, Nicholas MartinPaul Ahrns and Kriselda Bautista are experts in the climate planning field.

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Hailey Sinoff
Hailey Sinoff
Daughter of Project Manager, Kari Sinoff
March 03, 2016

The View from Up Here: Lessons in Happiness from a Sierra Teen

Step 1,427 felt heavier than step 1,426, but lighter than I knew step 1,428 would feel.  

I hadn't been counting each step the whole time, just since going off trail.  Of course, there was no actual trail in Squaw that Friday, just lines of heavier packed snow. But the packed snow had started to bore me, it seemed that whomever made them lacked my enthusiasm for heights and had simply hugged the walls of the valley instead of exploring them.

I wanted the adventure of exploration, so I turned upward.

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Kari Sinoff
Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
February 23, 2016

The First Ingredient in Green Drinks: A Call for 2016 Hosts

Have you heard of the free, sustainability-focused networking event sweeping the region? If not, you’re probably missing out!

Green Drinks has taken off in the Sierra, and Sierra Business Council now organizes two Green Drinks operations, one in Truckee/Tahoe and the other, (six years running!) in the Central Sierra. We are so pleased to be able to highlight our co-hosts in these events, local businesses involved in their communities.

We’ve worked with approximately two-dozen businesses so far, and we know there are so many out there ready for the Green Drinks spotlight!

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