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.
On this tour, we headed 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 traveled 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 discussed meadow restoration, forest management and tree mortality, climate change, wildfire impacts and water quality. We visited 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 registered online by August 15.
Fee included all tour meals, transportation, materials, snacks and hotel accommodations once the tour began. Participants were responsible for their own transportation to and from the tour’s beginning and end point.
The tour began on September 13 at 7:30 a.m. and ended on September 14 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 was available for all tour attendees. Tour spent the night of September 13 in South Lake Tahoe.
Deadline to cancel and receive a full refund was two weeks prior to the first day of the tour due to hotel, meal and transportation bookings. Substitutions were 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.