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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Thank you Volunteers!
September 18, 2017
  All of us at The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation had a great time at our volunteer appreciation dinner at Round Table Pizza on Thursday night! O...
Another great day in the forest!
September 12, 2017
We had an excellent volunteer restoration day last Wednesday - the last one with Jessy and Caleb as our AmeriCorps members! Our new members will start Novem...
One day, two sites!
August 30, 2017
The CSNC crew and volunteers headed out to Omo Ranch today to shut down and restore two unauthorized OHV trails in the Eldorado National Forest. Desp...
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...

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