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.
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 Truckee and American rivers.
Regular Price – $625 (one-person single occupancy room)
Early Bird Price – $595 if you register online by May 29.
Fee included 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 began on June 28 at 7:30 a.m. and ended on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Rancho Cordova (10 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento) at GEI Consultants - 2868 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.