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Sierra Streams Institute appoints Jeff Lauder as Executive Director

Interim Executive Director Jeff Lauder has been promoted to Executive Director of Sierra Streams Institute (SSI). Jeff spent his youth exploring the Sierra Nevada and through these explorations learned of the unique and powerful beauty the foothills and mountains in which we live. In college Jeff was fortunate enough to learn about ecology on an […]

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Longtime Executive Director of Sierra Streams Institute Joanne Hild steps down

Nevada City, calif. April 15, 2021 – Longtime Executive Director of Sierra Streams Institute, Joanne Hild, stepped down from her position on Thursday. Joanne worked at the Institute from its inception as its first full-time staff. Leveraging her extensive scientific background Joanne presided over the transition of the local group Friends of Deer Creek into […]

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Cal-TREX Yuba: Prescribed Fire TRaining EXchange Panel Discussion this Friday

April 8, 2021 – In support of the Spring 2021 Cal-TREX Yuba Prescribed Fire training workshop (TRaining EXchange), Open Canopy LLC, Yuba Watershed Institute, and partnering organizations are pleased to host an evening of learning and discussion about the history of fire on the California landscape. Following these two lectures, a panel discussion will focus […]

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Know Your Watershed 2019 Kick-Off Event & Bear River Awakening on March 31

March 29, 2019 – The Kick-off event begins Know Your Watershed month, a month-long collaborative celebration of the Yuba/Deer, Bear/Wolf, and American River Watersheds. The Kick-off event will feature a Nisenan Blessing and several family-friendly outdoor activities and hikes and music from 10am-4pm on March 31st at the Bear River Campground Day Use Area and […]

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Registration Open for the Spring 2019 California Naturalist Course with Sierra Streams Institute

January 11, 2019 – The early bird registration for the 2019 California Naturalist Course at Sierra Streams Institute is now OPEN! Sierra Streams Institute is partnering with the University of California once again to host its 6th year teaching the certificated California Naturalist course! The course has a broad focus on the natural history of […]

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Portions of Hirschman’s Pond trail will be closed due to tree work

January 18, 2018 – Sierra Streams Institute and the City of Nevada City are partnering to implement a forest health and fuel reduction project supported by a Sierra Nevada Conservancy Proposition 1 Watershed Improvement Program grant. Project goals are to improve forest and watershed health to help prevent catastrophic wildfire, impacts to water quality and […]

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California Naturalist Advanced Training this fall: Salmon and Steelhead in the Sierra

NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 30, 2017 – Sierra Streams Institute is taking their much-loved California Naturalist class to the next level! This fall, Sierra Streams will be offering the California Naturalist advanced training course: Salmon and Steelhead in the Sierra*. The course will run for three weeks this fall. View the course flyer HERE and […]

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Registration Open for the 2017 UC California Naturalist Program at Sierra Streams Institute

December 12, 2016 – Do you want to learn more about our local natural history and ecology? Looking for a way to gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to educate your community and take part in citizen science projects with local environmental organizations? If so, Sierra Streams Institute has great news for you! Early […]

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Sierra Streams Institute studies impacts of climate change on plants with two Nevada County high schools

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 31, 2016 – Sierra Streams Institute (SSI) has completed teaching its phenology project with 9th graders at the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning and 11th and 12th graders at Forest Charter School. A total of 80 students had the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive science project, which took students through the […]

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