Explore the Sierra’s Upper Watershed this Summer on Our Headwaters Tour
Two-day tour examines the role of upper watersheds in water supply and quality; overnights at Lake Tahoe
Sixty percent of California’s developed water supply originates high in the Sierra Nevada.Thus, the state’s water supply is largely dependent on the health of Sierra forests, which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought, wildfires and widespread tree mortality.
Join us as we head into the Sierra foothills and up to the mountains to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout California.
Our Headwaters Tour, June 28 – 29, travels through two national forests and around Lake Tahoe to visit rivers, forests, meadows and California’s most iconic lake.
Topics will include forest management, California’s tree mortality epidemic, meadow restoration, wildfires, water quality, energy production, climate change and more. We will spend the night in the South Lake Tahoe area.
Register here for this educational – and fun – tour. For an additional fee, you can receive continuing education credits for the tour. This tour is cosponsored by the Association of California Water Agencies, the California Forest Watershed Alliance, HDR, Inc. and Stantec.
The tour begins and ends in Rancho Cordova, a suburb of Sacramento, at GEI Consultants - 2868 Prospect Park Drive.