In our final Spotlight on SCALE, I’m going to focus on the future of the project following the outcomes of the workshop last week. The SCALE project is designed to be responsive to the needs of the collaborative groups that we work with, so the input we received at
An All Lands Workshop Last week the Sierra Institute hosted its biannual SCALE meeting in Sacramento. More people and groups attended this SCALE meeting than ever before, coming from all over California and representing over eleven collaborative groups. Some of the collaboratives have been involved with SCALE since the beginning, but
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,
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.