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February 9, 2018

Conservation Takes Center Stage in Music City

Last week, over 1,000 conservation leaders met in Nashville for the 72nd annual National Association of Conservation Districts meeting. Sitka was proud to be a sponsor for this meeting that brings farmers, ranchers, fosters, and conservation professionals from places as far as New Hampshire to Guam in one place to discuss policies and share ideas. More

December 11, 2017

Nevada Leads Western States with Creative Solution to Protect Endangered Greater Sage-Grouse

Nevada is the first state in the nation to launch an online Conservation Credit System which provides private landowners and public land managers incentives to preserve, enhance, and restore greater sage-grouse habitat. This system provides a statewide market that allows developers (e.g. mining and energy companies) to offset their impact on sage-grouse by purchasing credits from private landowners who have land that qualifies as a safe habitat for the endangered birds. The first credit transaction on the system occurred November 9th. More

November 27, 2017

WaterWatch of Oregon Raises Record Amount for Oregon Rivers

This year’s “Celebration of Oregon Rivers” auction and dinner brought over 300 supporters together for a night of fun, education, and bidding to the Tiffany Center in downtown Portland. Paddle raises and silent bids brought in a record-breaking $183,875 which covers close to a 1/3 of the organization’s annual operating budget. More

November 17, 2017

Searching for Compassionate Solution for Our Homeless Citizens and Natural Areas

Last month, Sika was a project partner for a one-day event focused on finding a compassionate approach for supporting both our homeless citizens and our natural areas. Over 90 regional natural resource managers, social workers, and citizen advocates attended the workshop put on by Street Roots, PSU’s Trauma Informed Oregon, Multnomah County, Right 2 Survive, and Bonneville Environmental Foundation. More

November 16, 2017

Behind the Camera at the Oregon APA & ISOCARP 53rd Annual Congress

Last month, Sitka participated in a panel at the joint ISOCARP and Oregon APA Conference on “Small Communities.” Our Wednesday morning panel focused on how the Sitka-built and supported Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) Project Tracker is being leveraged by other multi-agency organizations, like the Clackamas Partnership and 18 California Resource Conservation Districts, to increase data collection efficiency and program transparency via the ProjectFirma platform. More

September 29, 2017

Lake Tahoe EIP Project Tracker Named Best in Basin

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on Wednesday recognized exceptional projects completed in 2016 with Best in Basin awards. Now in its 27th year, Best in Basin showcases projects around the lake that demonstrate exceptional planning, implementation, and compatibility with Tahoe’s natural environment and communities. More

September 28, 2017

News from On and Off the (Soccer) Field

Yesterday, Sitka staff, family, and friends enjoyed a night out at Civic Stadium … no … PGE Park … no … Jeld-Wen Field … no … Providence Park! Whatever the name, it was a beautiful night to watch the Timbers 2 face off against the Phoenix Rising FC. More

August 29, 2017

Code, Conservation, and Culture: Defining a Sitka Internship

Late last fall, as I pondered the places where budding software engineers might seek internships, I realized I was limiting myself. I was considering companies where friends had worked, companies that came to campus career fairs, and companies I’d heard of growing up. So, I opened a new search tab on my laptop and asked myself, what sort of company do I wish existed? More

August 24, 2017

Tahoe Resource Conservation District Launches New, Interactive Monitoring Dashboard on LakeTahoeInfo.org

“The LT Info platform provided the ideal opportunity for us to showcase the results of the stormwater runoff monitoring we have been doing over the last four years,” noted Andrea Buxton, Stormwater Program Manager at the Tahoe RCD. “We want RSWMP data to be easily accessible to the local jurisdictions, the regulators, and the general public so that the positive effects of all the time and money spent on environmental improvement can be recognized.” More