Center For Sierra Nevada Conservation

Protecting the ecological integrity and beauty of the Sierra Nevada and El Dorado County since 1985

What we’re about

The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation has been a tireless voice for John Muir’s “Range of Light” for 30 years, working for sound management of our public lands and enlightened government land use policies. The CSNC Board of Directors and our members have worked countless hours to make sure land managers and politicians do not overlook environmental values when making land use decisions.

Our interests and work include recreation, forestry practices, meadow restoration, removal of invasive plants and land use issues. A key goal is the right-sizing of the National Forest road system. When the Forest Service or County proposes a project that threatens wildlife or wildlife habitat, we speak up for the voiceless. When projects threaten meadows, mountain streams and aquatic habitat, we advocate for protecting water and fish. When our communities are faced with incompatible land use projects, we organize to protect our rural lifestyle.

Sierra Sentinel – Winter 2017   •   Notice of Restoration Grant Application

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¡Encore de Mayo Fiesta! Featuring Paul Mars Black
April 27, 2017
Support CSNC's Watershed Restoration work and enjoy music by Paul Mars Black, performing an extravaganza of Rock 'n' Roll guaranteed to warm the soul, and other...
A very productive week!
April 26, 2017
The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation has been busy in the last week. On Saturday, we were at the Placerville Earth Day Celebration, which was a huge succes
Earth Day Celebration and Traverse Creek Restoration
April 19, 2017
Join CSNC for the Placerville Earth Day Celebration and a Restoration Event, this upcoming week! Saturday, April 22nd, 10am-4pm Come visit the CSNC booth at
Join us at Traverse Creek!
April 6, 2017
The CSNC team will be heading out to Traverse Creek on Tuesday, April 25th (not 24th, sorry about the typo on the last post!).  This is going to be a complicate

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  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 603 ,Georgetown, CA 95634
  • Phone: (530) 206-7061
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