This past August, SBC had the opportunity to attend the California Tahoe Alliance’s legislative tour in South Lake Tahoe.
California can’t stop now. The future of our forests, our water and our well-being is at stake. We need sustained, annual funding for wildfire and forest resilience–at least $1 billion per year is what it will take to save our forests and meet the state’s goal to treat one million acres per year.
It’s important to play in the Sierra as well as work to protect it. In the following blog, SNEW Project Manager Meredith Anderson shares the challenges of recovering from an injury that kept her off the slopes this spring, and how her work at SBC in part inspired her motivation to get out of her home office and back into the mountains.
SBC invites public comment on our Regional Climate Vulnerability Assessment from experts in climate science, rural economics, public health and social assistance, and from community members residing within the 22 counties of the SNC region.
Visitor Spending in the Sierra is making a comeback after 2020’s dismal drop in tourism, but the tourism industry may have to make some fundamental changes in order to build a sustainable recreation-based economy in a post-pandemic world.
California’s already lofty state budget surplus reached a new high of $97.5 billion, and the budget itself grew to a record $300 billion in spending as Governor Newsom released his administration’s revisions to its 2022-23 budget proposal on May 13. What impacts will these big numbers have on the Sierra Nevada? Will there be more funding and opportunity for state investment be coming our way?