This week at the South Shore |

This week at the South Shore

The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership is accepting applications for positions starting on Jan. 7.

AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service and undertake projects involving environmental education, habitat restoration, and/or ecological monitoring.

A living allowance and health care is provided during the service and education awards of $4,725 will be granted upon completion of the program for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses.

There are 27 open positions and they will be located throughout the Sierra Nevada region at approximately 20 organizations. A complete description of open positions will available in early to mid-September.

To be part of the first round of interviews, please apply by Oct. 15, although applications will be accepted afterward until all positions are filled.

For more information, contact Do Lee, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership regional coordinator at (530) 542-4546 ext. 302 or visit

LTFAC to meet this week

The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTFAC) is scheduled to meet in South Lake Tahoe this week.

Items on the agenda include a presentation on the status of the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction Plan and an update on Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act Round 8 projects.

These presentations will be followed by a public comment period.

Twenty members make up the committee, chartered by the Secretary of Agriculture in July 1998 to advise the federal partnership on programs and projects within the Lake Tahoe Basin.

LTFAC’s charter has been renewed every two years, with the most recent renewal in June 2006.

All Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public.

Interested citizens are encouraged to attend. Issues may be brought to the attention of the committee during the open public comment period at the meeting, or by filing a written statement with the committee through Arla Hains, USDA-Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150.

For more information on the Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee, visit the forest service Web site at

Learn about BMPs this weekend

The Sierra Nevada Alliance, together with the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District invites volunteers to construct best management practices (BMPs) at the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants will learn by doing as they install BMPs on the site, guided by Conservation District employees who inspect and install BMPs daily.

Many residents struggle with how to construct their BMPs — this workday will help solve those struggles by providing hands-on experience, money-saving techniques, and access to an expert.

Thirty spots are available for the work day, for reservations or more information, contact Genevieve Marsh at the Sierra Nevada Alliance at (530) 542-4546 or by e-mail at

Lunch and snacks will be provided.

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