Current (and Near Future) SCALE Projects Last week I wrote an introduction to the SCALE project and forest collaboratives in California. This week I’m going to dig a little deeper into some of the current focuses of the project. Sierra Institute adapts SCALE to respond to needs identified by the
The Sierra to California All-Lands Enhancement (SCALE) Project is a peer learning network of collaborative groups working on US Forest Service lands. The project allows for collaborative groups working across California to share lessons learned from project successes (and failures) and address challenges that are shared between groups working towards
The last Project Spotlight post introduced the Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest and Watershed Group (BHCCFWG). This week’s post will focus on the Crossroads project- a collaboratively designed 2,500+ acre project within the BHCCFWG focus area. Crossroads Area Overview: The proposed Crossroads project is located northeast of Burney, CA in
Burney-Hat Creek Collaborative Forestry Introduction The Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest and Watershed Group (BHCCFWG) is a collaborative forestry effort founded in 2009. This group is dedicated to improving social, environmental, and economic conditions in the Burney Creek and Hat Creek watersheds, located primarily in Lassen and Shasta Counties,
Met with enthusiasm (if not always sold out crowds)! Wet weather returned in force to Northern California this winter after a period of historic drought. This swing has posed significant challenges for communities in the Upper Feather River Basin and elsewhere in the state as rain and snow stressed infrastructure,
Three weeks ago I wrote about the longevity of the great cedar tree in front of the Sierra Institute office. Like the Young Stewards Programming of the Sierra Institute, this tree draws our eyes to the future without renouncing its grounding in the present. In the present, the Sierra Institute
Indian Valley Youth Scientists take on the Scientific Method The first step is to shed the notion of science as a “thing.” Science is a process. Science, as fifth and sixth grade students at Indian Valley Elementary School (IVES) discovered last week, is a systematic method of explaining the observed
This week Project Spotlight is featuring our youth program Greenville Outdoor Adventure Learning (GOAL). GOAL was started by the Sierra Institute (SI) in order to show local youth awesome ways to recreate outside in their own “back yard” and beyond. We aim to teach responsible, safe and in environmentally conscious recreation.