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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A successful restoration day!
November 13, 2016
We had a great turnout of Watershed Warriors at Camp Creek on Wednesday, November 9th! With the help of these amazing volunteers we were able to decommission an...
Watershed Warriors Wanted!
November 3, 2016
Do you want to be a watershed warrior? Join us on Wednesday, November 9th! CSNC and volunteers will be returning to the Camp Creek watershed in the Eldor...
Introducing CSNC’s new AmeriCorps team members!
November 3, 2016
Please help us extend a warm welcome to our new AmeriCorps team members, Jessy Linzy and Caleb Van Rossum! With their help, we will continue working to protect ...
Comments on the Biological Resources Policy Update and Oak Resources Management Plan Draft EIR
August 17, 2016
The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation, California Native Plant Society (El Dorado Chapter), and the Maidu Group of the Sierra Club commented on the Biologic...

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  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 603 ,Georgetown, CA 95634
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