2015
Bowen Humphreys
Bowen Humphreys
Project Manager
January 29, 2015

What to do about Juneuary

With a high-pressure ridge in the Pacific Ocean pushing all precipitation away from California, Sierra residents must come to grips with the love-hate relationship we now share with the new month called “Juneuary”.

What are we to do when the weather is warm but the days are short?

Here are some tips to help enjoy this warm weather in the middle of winter.

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Kriselda Bautista
Kriselda Bautista
Planning Technician
January 27, 2015

California Dreaming: A SoCal Native on Moving North

I recently flew home for the holidays. It was bittersweet being back in LA. I was happy to be home, but I had just spent the past month and a half absorbing the beauty of the Sierra Nevada.

The outdoor enthusiast in me felt lucky to have found a home in one of California’s grandest playgrounds; however, I quickly learned that the mountains and rural communities here are faced with issues just as serious as those in a metropolitan hub like Los Angeles.

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Diana Madson
Diana Madson
Government Affairs Director
January 20, 2015

Sierra CAMP Part II: the What and the Why

If you read my last post on Sierra CAMP, you’re probably asking yourself, “Okay, so the Sierra needs to prepare for climate change and contribute to the state’s climate goals, but how exactly are we supposed to do that?”

Well, Sierra CAMP (short for Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership) was established in 2014 to empower and convene Sierra leaders from government, business, academia, and community groups to share best practices, develop strategies for action, and build connections with urban downstream users of Sierra ecosystem services.

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Diana Madson
Diana Madson
Government Affairs Director
January 15, 2015

Sierra CAMP Part I: The Why

“Sierra CAMP? Is that some sort of summer camp in the mountains?”

Well, no. Not this Sierra CAMP, rather it’s the Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership - a new and exciting project launched by SBC that looks at how Sierra leaders can work together to take action on climate change, prepare for its impacts, and build connections with downstream cities.

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Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin
Program Director
January 13, 2015

A Toast to Toastmasters

Do you consider yourself a strong communicator at work? How about at home - are you able to convey your thoughts and opinions clearly, without instigating an argument?

Well I thought I did, or was, that is until I challenged myself on it and realized I often fall victim to many of the pitfalls that make public speaking such a fearsome undertaking.

And so I began a search to find how I can better my speaking skills as well as my career.

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