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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.

Since 2014 our primary work has been the restoration of damage on the Eldorado National Forest from unauthorized vehicle use off designated routes. In cooperation with the Eldorado National Forest, and funded through grants, our full-time 3-person crew, including two AmeriCorps members, monitors, identifies damage, and performs repairs. Several times a year, volunteers join us to help with our projects. These repairs help protect sensitive plant populations, wildlife habitat and water quality.

Upcoming Volunteer Workdays:

April: 5th, 18th, & 28th

May: 9th & 22nd

June: 9th, 21st, & 27th

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Contact us: (530)-206-7061
P.O. Box 603 Georgetown, CA 95634

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Comments invited for CSNC Preliminary OHV Restoration Grant Application
March 5, 2018
The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation has submitted a preliminary application for grant funds from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicl...
Silent Auction Items
February 26, 2018
Here is a list of all of our silent auction items! Please check back often as this list is updated as we receive more items. Click on the bold for...
Bottlehill Volunteer Event!
February 9, 2018
Another Successful Volunteer Event is on the books! On February 7th, six volunteers helped restore an unauthorized  OHV route in the Bottlehill area of the
Public invited to Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation Open House to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle grant application
January 29, 2018
The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation (CSNC) will be submitting an application for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Funds for the upcoming 2017/2018 grant cycl...

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