2020
John Plaggmier
John Plaggmier
Project Manager
September 01, 2020

You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone: Honoring Nevada City's Independence Trail

Lighting struck repeatedly throughout the night on August 17th, igniting dry fuel in our foothills refuge of Nevada City and across the state of California. The Jones Fire grew throughout the steep, brushy canyon along the Yuba River over the next few days, as did the record high temperatures. When evacuations stabilized and the smoke started to settle, I was finally able to process the significance of losing access to our town’s notoriously accessible trail.

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Jessica Carr
Jessica Carr
Associate Director, Sierra SBDC
August 28, 2020

Sierra Small Business Resources: An Update from our Associate Director

September is fast approaching, and with it, the six-month mark since the global pandemic brought closures, shelter-in-place orders, and other devastating economic consequences to our Sierra communities and small-business based economies. These are unprecedented times and immense challenges are still to come for small businesses that have already weathered so much uncertainty. 

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Jill Sanford
Jill Sanford
Communications Manager
August 18, 2020

Panel Invite: Sustainable Recreation and Economic Recovery in the Sierra

Join Sierra Business Council experts and partners in a virtual round table discussion on the value and opportunity of public lands and recreation-based communities in a post-COVID economic recovery for communities hard hit by shutdown orders.

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Simone Cordery-Cotter
Simone Cordery-Cotter
Climate Analyst
August 05, 2020

Why Sierra CAMP is talking about sustainable recreation

It may seem strange that a climate collaborative is hosting a panel discussion on recreation, economic recovery, and equity. What in the world does any of this have to do with climate change and adaptation? The answer is everything. Recreation is frequently the economic engine in rural mountain towns, and COVID-19 has had a whiplash effect on those economies. 

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Emily Blackmer
Emily Blackmer
July 22, 2020

A Seamless Fit - Introducing SBC's New Intern, Emily Blackmer

When I decided to attend graduate school to study natural resource policy, I didn’t exactly foresee graduating in the midst of a global pandemic. Instead, I imagined harnessing my freshly-gained knowledge to dive straight into a new career where I would build and advocate for resilient ecosystems and communities in the Mountain West.

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