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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Record Breaking Log Foils Oak Poachers
March 21, 2017
Hello Friends! Our restoration team recently broke their log length record by using our grip hoist to repurpose a 15 foot log to utilize as an exclusion! It
AmeriCorps Week
March 16, 2017
March 4-11 was AmeriCorps Week, so we'd like to take a moment to acknowledge our AmeriCorps members, Jessy and Caleb, as well as other AmeriCorps members servin
Stand and Defend: Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership
February 24, 2017
We at CSNC firmly believe in the importance and necessity of our national service organizations. As you may know, the AmeriCorps members serving at the Center f
Taking Restoration to New Heights
February 18, 2017
The Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation’s restoration team has added a new piece of equipment to our tool box: the grip hoist! Thanks to the generosity of Ray

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