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A New Threat Looms over California – A Megaflood

Climate Change & Rivers, Floods & Floodplains, Infrastructure
It has become clear that there’s another threat looming just over the horizon for California - a mega-flood. There is no telling exactly when the event will occur, but the research has made it clear: the storm is coming. ... Read More

This is Climate Change

Floods & Floodplains
Natural disasters compound existing inequalities like housing and food insecurity. We must break this cycle.... Read More

The Sierra Meadows Partnership and the Journey to 30,000 Acres

Climate Change & Rivers
The Sierra Meadows Partnership (SMP) is a regional collaborative group that works to improve the resources, support, and efficacy around meadow restoration in the Sierra Nevada. This June, the group members met for their first annual meeting in three years at Ackerson Meadow in Yosemite National Park and the... Read More

Five Things You Should Know About California’s Drought

Climate Change & Rivers, Water Supply
Climate change is intensifying drought across California, which puts the state in a precarious position that compromises water supplies for drinking and agriculture, increases wildfire risk, and threatens fish and wildlife... Read More

The Sierra Meadows Partnership and the Journey to 30,000 Acres

Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Uncategorized
The Sierra Meadows Partnership (SMP) is a regional collaborative group that works to improve the resources, support, and efficacy around meadow restoration in the Sierra Nevada. This June, the group members met for their first annual meeting in three years at Ackerson Meadow in Yosemite National Park and the... Read More