SNC in the news: fourth quarter 2020

Nov 25, 2020 | SNC Updates

Each quarter the Sierra Nevada Conservancy selects a list of news articles that highlight SNC-funded projects, SNC staff, and SNC programs.


Fox40 interviewed SNC’s Policy and Outreach Manager, Brittany Covich, about the 2020 fire season. This interview was televised as part of the local news segment, Federal, state resources unable to keep up with wildfire fuel mitigation.

The Sacramento Bee interviewed Brittany Covich about the Creek Fire: ‘Ground zero’ for dead trees. How California mega-drought turned Creek Fire into inferno.

Capitol Public Radio cited an SNC-funded study on wildfire impacts to tourism in: Sierra Nevada Reels As Flames And Smoke Drive Visitors Away.


The San Francisco Chronicle published In worrying sign, California’s greenhouse gas emissions rise in latest tally, including comments from Nic Enstice, Regional Scientist, about the impact of wildfires on greenhouse gas emissions.


Cal Matters published a My Turn piece from Robert Dugan, Chair of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors, and Jeff Harris, Sacramento Vice Mayor and a Board Member of the Sacramento Regional Water Authority. The article, After this year’s wildfires, California must spend to manage forest health, highlights SNC and partner funded work on a 20,000-acre forest restoration project near French Meadows Reservoir.

Moonshine Ink quoted Angela Avery, Executive Officer, Brittany Covich, and Nic Enstice in A Race Against Wildfire about efforts to restore forests in the Tahoe-Central Sierra.

The Pine Tree highlighted an SNC-funded project: Forest Service & Mule Deer Foundation Forest Fuels Reduction Project Underway in Arnold-Avery Area. The 800-acre project borders the communities of Arnold and Avery, located within the wildland-urban interface, or WUI, and includes heavily used sections of the Arnold Rim Trail.