Richard Heinberg to headline Sierra’s foremost conservation-education conference

Kings Beach, CA, June 14, 2018 Author and environmental activist Richard Heinberg will deliver the Keynote Address at the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Bi-Annual Conference on August 16. Heinberg is one of the foremost advocates on a shift away from reliance on fossil fuels and throughout his career, has authored thirteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis. Additionally, Heinberg has delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues to audiences in 14 countries and has appeared in several film and television documentaries, including 11th Hour, in 2007, alongside Academy Award-Winning actor and notable environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio.

“2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Sierra Nevada Alliance, and with 25 years of coordinated conservation work, it is a good time to reflect on accomplishments and acknowledge the much needed work ahead of us,” said Jenny Hatch, executive director. She continued, “Our conference theme of ‘Regional Resiliency’ will guide us to collaborate and innovate together on ways to enhance the ecological resiliency of the Sierra. There are many opportunities and constraints that stand before us, but as a true alliance we can succeed.”

Collectively identified as the best conservation conference in the Sierra region, the event kicks off with the Sierra Nevada Alliance-Trout Unlimited Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project at Prosser Creek in Truckee. This hands-on restoration project will bring the community, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Members and conference attendees together to participate in placing spawning gravel, planting native plants, pulling invasive weeds, and helping to prevent erosion.

A full schedule of events and lectures can be found online at sierranevadaalliance.org/2018-conference/.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and walk-in registration will be available. Early Bird ticket prices are available through June 30th.

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The Sierra Nevada Alliance is committed to raising statewide and national awareness of issues facing the Sierra Nevada region and determined to make a difference on protecting lands, water, wildlife and communities. It acts as a unified regional voice focusing attention on the entire Sierra Nevada region while concurrently strengthening individual conservation efforts of dozens of member groups throughout the region.

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