Center For Sierra Nevada Conservation

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

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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.

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Beautiful flowers, hard work, and a great restoration day!
June 12, 2017
We had a small but strong volunteer crew come out for our restoration day at Sopiago last Thursday. We installed water bars, filled rills, and disguised an
An Excellent Day of Restoration Near Sopiago Creek!
May 23, 2017
The CSNC restoration team and eight volunteers, ranging in age from 12 to mid-70s, headed out to Amador Ranger District on Saturday to restore an illegal hill c
CSNC’s New Resource Damage Reporting Form
May 12, 2017
As spring turns into summer, forest roads are re-opened. Add a new dimension to your explorations and participate in the improvement of watershed health by repo
Interior Department Releases List of Monuments Under Review, Announces First-Ever Formal Public Comment Period for Antiquities Act Monuments
May 11, 2017
Date: May 5, 2017 Contacts: Interior Department Releases List of Monuments Under Review, Announces First-Ever Formal Public Com...

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