Sierra Nevada Conservancy to host web conferences

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is hosting two Web conferences this week to familiarize prospective California applicants with upcoming grant opportunities.

Conferences will be 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and participants must register by e-mailing to access the conferences.

Grants will be available for a variety of projects related to protecting and restoring natural resources; preserving working landscapes such as ranches, farms and forests; reducing fire risk; improving habitat; and promoting sustainable economic activity in the Sierra Nevada.

Funding for these grants comes from Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coast Protection Bond Act passed by California voters in November 2006. Projects must contribute to the protection or restoration of rivers, lakes and streams, their watersheds and associated land, water, and other natural resources.

All Web conferences are open to the public. The focus will be on the preparation of an application and the elements of a successful project proposal. Time will be allotted for questions from participants. Web conference attendees will be able to participate and ask questions via the Internet.


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