Sixty percent of California’s developed water supply originates high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our water supply is largely dependent on the health of our Sierra forests, which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought, wildfires and widespread tree mortality. Join us as we head into the foothills and the mountains to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout the state.
This 2-day, 1-night tour travels through the Sierra Nevada foothills, into the mountains and around the Lake Tahoe Basin to learn about upper watersheds and what role they play in water supply and quality. We will discuss meadow restoration, forest management and tree mortality, climate change, wildfire impacts and water quality. We will visit a meadow restoration site, Lake Tahoe, El Dorado National Forest, and the Yuba and American rivers.
Regular Price – $555 (one-person single occupancy room)
Early Bird Price – $525 if you register online by August 15. Click on the Eventbrite button above.
Fee includes all tour meals, transportation, materials, snacks and hotel accommodations once the tour begins. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the tour’s beginning and end point.
The tour begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. in Rancho Cordova (10 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento) at GEI Consultants - 2868 Prospect Park Dr #400, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Free & secured parking will be available for all tour attendees.
Deadline to cancel and receive a full refund is two weeks prior to the first day of the tour due to hotel, meal and transportation bookings. Substitutions are allowed up to three business days before the tour.
Continuing education credits may be available for an additional fee for attorneys and water plant, wastewater plant operators, and other vocations/professions.