Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)

“Each year, the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) places 28 AmeriCorps members with partner conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada. Beginning in October, SNAP members serve for 11 months. During their terms of service, members restore and monitor impaired Sierra watersheds, educate and outreach to Sierra residents and visitors on environmental issues, and recruit and manage volunteers for a variety of programs.” (

SNAP has worked in conjunction with the Bishop Paiute Tribe Environmental Management Office (EMO) since 2013. Currently, there is one SNAP position within the Environmental Management Office.

Bishop Paiute Tribe SNAP Position

Conservation Open Space Area (COSA) Education Coordinator:   The COSA Educational Coordinator assists the EMO Natural Resource Specialist in meeting annual habitat monitoring and restoration objectives within the COSA and BLM Fish Slough areas, coordinates and provides support for adult and youth educational activities in COSA such as Taking Root and Head Start, and helps organize environmental outreach events such as Bishop Paiute Tribe Earth Day and Bishop Paiute Tribe World Water Day.  




In the past, there was also a second position with the tribe:

Watershed Project Coordinator: The Watershed Project Coordinator worked to advance the Tribe’s Water Quality Control Program and to implement collaboration with stakeholders in the Bishop Creek Watershed in accordance with the Bishop Creek Watershed Management Plan. When this position was active, the AmeriCorps member worked directly with the Water Quality Coordinator, the Environmental Technician and stakeholders to clearly define monitoring and assessment protocols specific to water resources within the Reservation and the Bishop Creek Watershed.


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To learn more about the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership and find out how to apply, click here.