Great Sierra River Cleanup

Help prevent pollution in Lake Almanor or Indian Creek by joining the Lake Almanor Watershed Group and Sierra Institute for Community and Environment as they host the 11th annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. Come and be part of the solution by helping pick up trash and recyclables along the river. Meet your neighbors and friends […]

Planning Meeting – Taylorsville Solar Cook-off and Music Festival

Taylorsville Tavern 4442 Main Street, Taylorsville, CA, United States

Sierra Institute is bring back the famous Solar Cook-off and Music Festival!!  This popular event took place every summer at the Taylorsville Campground.  Last held in 2012, many locals and visitors alike have lamented losing this fun and family-friendly event. The original event planners, Bill and Mel Rockett, retired and have turned the event over […]

Digital Community Conversation with the Lake Almanor Watershed Group

The Lake Almanor Watershed Group (LAWG) would like to invite you to a digital community discussion this coming Wednesday, April 8. Guest speakers will include Dr. Gina Johnston who will give an update on the latest water quality measurements.  Nils Lunder, from the Feather River Land Trust and Mountain Meadows Conservancy will fill us in on their latest work […]

State of the Lake – Community Vitality


A vibrant community is based in a healthy ecosystem – but just as important is a working economy.  When we were planning this event—long before pandemic made in-person gathering impossible—we wanted to foster a conversation with community members about the way our environment influences our economy and vice-versa – and how both affect quality of […]

“Not If But When: Wildfire Solutions” Film Screening


There are few topics more crucial to a healthy Sierra than wildfire – but what will it really take to address a problem this big and this urgent? Please join us for a very special online film screening of Not IF But When: Wildfire Solutions The intensity and size of this year’s wildfire season leaves […]

PUBLIC MEETING – Crescent Mills Redevelopment

Public comments sought for Phase III of Crescent Mills Brownfield site redevelopment:   PUBLIC MEETING – Wednesday October 21st, 2020 Following several years of negotiating planning and liability challenges, cleanup efforts are well underway at the Crescent Mills site. Over the past two years, Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) has made significant […]

Past History and Future Visioning in the Almanor Basin


Virtual Town Hall: Past History and Future Visioning in the Almanor Basin An extension of this summer’s popular “State of the Lake” series, we will explore the history of “Big Meadows” and discuss ways that current trends can and will influence our community in years to come. Panelists will discuss a variety of topics relevant […]

SCALE Meeting (Sierra to California All-Lands Enhancement) – Winter 2021


About this Event Our bi-annual SCALE meetings are an opportunity to bring together collaborative groups working on landscape-scale restoration projects across the West, in order to share best practices, hear stories of success, and learn about challenges. This meeting will focus on the impacts of the 2020 wildfire season, as well as how to prioritize […]