Sierra Nevada Alliance

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Dear Alliance Supporter! Thank you for taking the time to explore our work accomplishments during the 2018-2019 fiscal year! 2019marked our 26th year of protecting and restoring the Range of Light. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning, five years, one month, or this is the first time you are learning of our work, we’re glad you’re here! Together with you this year, we have: F F Maintained a robust AmeriCorps programwith more than 16,800 watershed acres restored, more than 3,800 sites monitored, more than 195,000 individuals educated, more than 37,500 volunteers recruited, and more than 550,000 hours of service contributed since 2007. F F Continued to build our conservation Member Groups to over 40 organizations providing improved resources, trainings, and coordination. F F Hosted a memorable 25th Anniversary Conference with more than 130 local, regional and national thought-leaders coming together to discuss and plan “regional resiliency” for the Sierra. F F Marched forward with climate work, working with jurisdictions to inventory and develop climate action plans to reach the 100% community wide resolution goals we helped set. F F Obtained funding, thanks to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, to develop a new forestry workforce development program for the Sierra. None of this would be possible without you. We are only as strong as our partners, Member Groups, individual supporters, and volunteers. We are proud of our hard work and are excited about the new 5 Year Strategic Plan we’ve developed slated to begin in January 2020. Some of our horizon goals include: F F Work on expanding and building off of our AmeriCorps program; F F Provide an even greater supply of talented staff to implement the tremendous amount of on-the- ground conservation work needed to create the resilient Sierra we desire; F F Work more diligently on providing greater capacity-building resources for our Member Groups; F F Represent our Member Groups in the advocacy arena; and F F Build out more regional frameworks for watershed, forest health, wildlife, climate action and adaptive management planning for the region. Thank you for taking the time to read our 2018-2019 Annual Report and learn more about the work we do! We hope you will lock arms with us, so that our impact is even that much bigger in the years to come. As we all know, the time is now to protect and restore the Sierra in order for it to be resilient to climate change, fire, inappropriate development, and all that threatens it. Finally, I want to take this opportunity to personally thank and acknowledge outgoing Board Member Bob Barrett for his years of service on the Alliance Board. His work as Treasurer was priceless! Also, a huge bit of gratitude to our outgoing staff member, and Financial Manager, Cami Chavez, for her years of keeping the organization on track and fiscally sound. You both will be greatly missed!! Jenny Hatch , Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Alliance Executive Director’s Report Jenny Hatch Executive Director 2