Sierra Nevada Alliance

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Hello! During the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year, the Sierra Nevada Alliance completed its 24th year! I am happy to report that we are growing and strengthening our conservation impact and partner work. Founded in 1993, the Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife, and rural communities. We do this by building the capacity of our network of conservation partners, leading Sierra-wide initiatives, and implementing conservation on the ground to bring about region-wide change. With the federal government eliminating environmental protections, it is empowering to work on the regional and local levels to affect change. The following report highlights our accomplishments, thanks our supporters, and outlines our plans for the upcoming year. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our work! Jenny Hatch , Executive Director, Sierra Nevada Alliance Executive Director’s Report Jenny Hatch Executive Director “The world and the Sierra suffered a great loss with the passing of Bill Center this Fall. I knew him through the Sierra Nevada Alliance and the Planning and Conservation League. He was always ready with a smile and a kind and supportive word. Bill was a founding Board member of the Sierra Nevada Alliance and set the stage for all the important work to follow. With this in mind, we thought it fitting to tribute this Annual Report in his loving memory. “ Doug Carstens , Alliance Board President 2