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.

Sierra Sentinel – Winter 2017   •   Notice of Restoration Grant Application

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Free Pizza!
August 11, 2017
The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation will be hosting a PIZZA PARTY for our volunteers on Thursday, September 14th! If you've volunteered with us this year...
Our work at Sopiago continues!
July 21, 2017
The CSNC crew and volunteers continued restoration work at Sopiago Creek today, shutting down an illegal hill climb route. Along with previously placed excl...
Organizing to Protect our Public Lands
July 13, 2017
  ORGANIZING TO PROTECT OUR PUBLIC LANDS   A workshop w/ the Center for Biological Diversity Thursday, July 20th - 7pm to 9pm Cameron Park Comm...
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

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