Sierra Institute has a longstanding relationship with two collaborative groups just north of the office in Taylorsville. The Lake Almanor Watershed Group (LAWG) and the Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest & Watershed Group (BHCCFWG) have been advancing collaborative forest and watershed management in their respective areas for almost a decade collectively.
Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs. Sounds great, but to really understand what the mission means and how we set out to accomplish it, you need to
Natural Resource Education intern, Kira Miller, tells us about her experience bringing two local high school students to the 2017 Shasta Forestry Challenge. On the evening of Wednesday, September 27th, over 100 students from 14 high schools across Northern California converged at Mountain Meadows Camp in Shingletown for the three-day
Our new intern, Kira Miller, provides her perspective on the three-day residential programming Sierra Institute, in partnership with Plumas Unified School District, provided for local 7th grade students September 6-8 here in Taylorsville. A tangle of hands across the circle bound all of us together on the first day of
P-CREW leaders take the spotlight before the crew arrives, after they return home and all while the night sky watches over. Jamie Hatch wrote a personal reflection from her crew leader experience and offered to share it here. Enjoy. I grew up in a rural, economically depressed area of
A sense of place starts when your feet touch the earth and your senses take in all that surrounds you. Feelings of appreciation and awe arise, shape your thoughts and inform the next steps you take. This process is part of being human. No matter your home, your work, your
Hello and Happy Friday! More from the P-CREW field journal. This week we’ll hear from two of our crew members. Django Lindner- in the black t-shirt- shares on what he has gained thus far in in his P-CREW experience. He writes, “Thus far in P-CREW I think I’ve gained plenty.
This week we’ll bring you snip-its from the group journal. Anthony McDowell writes, “So far, P-CREW has taught me a couple of things. One of those things is seclusion for a period of a couple weeks is very difficult on the mind. I don’t think there has been a