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.
Our youth programs are gearing up for our summer season and ready to provide youth from Plumas, Butte and Alemeda counties with exciting summer opportunities! This week we’ll focus on Plumas Conservation, Restoration and Education in Watersheds, also know as P-CREW, and what their summer 2017 is shaping up
A grand, homely incense cedar tree stands heartily in view from our office windows at the Sierra Institute in Taylorsville, Ca. It’s cheerful, yes, and indeed charming, but as it steadfastly towers over us through winter after winter and decade after decade its longevity stands most visible. The cedar, like
Its been an extraordinary winter in Plumas County. The image of the lake rising above the trees is fresh in the minds of folks living in the Upper Feather River Watershed. February featured lots of water and our Department of Conservation watershed program study giving us some insights into our State’s
As we reach the end of this month’s Project Spotlight… Did you learn anything new? Read more here even if you did. This week’s post, written by Lauren Miller, wraps up why studies such as this matter to people, our regions and our policies at large. The CALFED Watershed Program
“Is this biomass campus ever going to happen?” is a question I am frequently asked by community members whether in passing at the grocery store, the tavern in Taylorsville, at high school sporting events, or even at work by my Sierra Institute coworkers. While the short answer is yes, a