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Sierra Streams Institute

Sierra Streams Institute (SSI) is a watershed monitoring, research, and restoration group based in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Nevada City, CA. We have an abundance of volunteer opportunities available--covering a wide variety of activities, experience levels, time commitments and physical demands. Please read through the volunteer options for ones that match your interests and capabilities. No experience needed, training will be provided. Click the EXPRESS INTEREST button and we will contact you to provide more information! Field-based Activities Wildlife Monitoring - Opportunities include bird surveys, amphibian surveys, small mammal trapping, game camera trapping, etc. Water Quality Monitoring - Occurs in the morning one week per month Monday - Thursday. Benthic Macroinvertebrate (BMI) and Algae Collection - Occurs June - October. Habitat Restoration - Invasive plant removal, planting native species, watering plants, collecting native seeds, etc. Phenology Monitoring - Study of the timing of seasonal life cycle events in plants and animals. Other Opportunities Macroinvertebrate Identification - Use microscopes to count and identify macroinvertebrates in the lab. Water Chemistry Sample Processing Education Program Support - Curriculum development, lesson support, be a guest speaker, create materials, etc. Fundraising and Outreach Data Entry Photography and Graphic Design Special Talents or Interests - Do you have any particular interests or skills (i.e. GIS, IT skills, Data Analysis) that you would like to offer? If so, Express Interest and we’ll get in touch to find out!

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About Sierra Streams Institute

Location:

13075 Woolman Lane, NEVADA CITY, CA 95959, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To link water, science, and people for the benefit of human and environmental health. About Sierra Streams Institute: Sierra Streams Institute is a regional watershed science organization based in Nevada City, California, dedicated to increasing watershed stewardship capacity throughout the Sierra Nevada region and beyond. Much of our work takes place in the watershed of Deer Creek-a major tributary of the Yuba River, which drains to the Feather River, the Sacramento River, and ultimately the San Francisco Bay- Sierra Streams Institute is a vitally important voice in the regional scientific community. We work with local, state, and federal agencies as well as universities and community groups to find solutions to the problems that afflict other watersheds throughout the region that share the challenges resulting from a century and a half of gold mining, development, and agriculture. Sierra Streams Institute's emphasis on rigorous science and consistent data collection provides the basis for restoration decisions and makes us an especially valuable partner of local and state government agencies who lack the funding and capacity to gather their own data. From experience, we have learned that in addition to conducting research, it is imperative to impart an understanding of the issues we are studying to the public and to work closely with local government entities to solve local problems. This approach enables the public to contribute an educated guiding voice to the governing process. As an organization, we have chosen to accomplish this task through education and involvement rather than political means.

Description

Our Mission: To link water, science, and people for the benefit of human and environmental health. About Sierra Streams Institute: Sierra Streams Institute is a regional watershed science organization based in Nevada City, California, dedicated to increasing watershed stewardship capacity throughout the Sierra Nevada region and beyond. Much of our work takes place in the watershed of Deer Creek-a major tributary of the Yuba River, which drains to the Feather River, the Sacramento River, and ultimately the San Francisco Bay- Sierra Streams Institute is a vitally important voice in the regional scientific community. We work with local, state, and federal agencies as well as universities and community groups to find solutions to the problems that afflict other watersheds throughout the region that share the challenges resulting from a century and a half of gold mining, development, and agriculture. Sierra Streams Institute's emphasis on rigorous science and consistent data collection provides the basis for restoration decisions and makes us an especially valuable partner of local and state government agencies who lack the funding and capacity to gather their own data. From experience, we have learned that in addition to conducting research, it is imperative to impart an understanding of the issues we are studying to the public and to work closely with local government entities to solve local problems. This approach enables the public to contribute an educated guiding voice to the governing process. As an organization, we have chosen to accomplish this task through education and involvement rather than political means.

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WHEN

Tue Jul 09, 2019 - Tue Dec 30, 2025
10:00 AM - 08:00 AM  

WHERE

Nevada City, CA 95959

(39.26156,-121.01606)
 

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