The Tahoe-Truckee campus is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains bordering the scenic landscape communities within and around the Lake Tahoe basin. Truckee sits on the second longest transcontinental artery, Interstate 80, which connects San Francisco with New Jersey/ New York City Metropolitan area. The Reno International Airport is only a 40 minute drive east from Truckee. Sacramento, the capital city of California, is a two hour drive west from Truckee, and San Francisco can be reached in about four hours.
We serve students in Truckee and its outlying areas, and the communities of the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe, including Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Homewood and Tahoma.
The Lake Tahoe basin is world-renowned for its beauty and unlimited outdoor activities, attracting millions of visitors year-round. It is considered the number one destination lake in the country. In addition, the communities of Tahoe-Truckee were recently awarded the nationally coveted All America City designation, presented to communities whose residents are able to work together to identify and address community challenges.
Truckee is a historically rich mountain town with its memorable role in the building of the transcontinental railroad through the Sierra. Ever active and pure, the Truckee River entices many fisherman, rafters and hikers throughout the warm seasons. Cool, pristine alpine lakes and forested trails nestled within our mountains offer endless, magnificent vistas and are a source of year-round recreation for locals and visitors alike.
In the interest of public health Sierra Joint Community College District is a smoke-free and tobacco-free District. The smoking of any substance and the use of any form of tobacco is prohibited at all times.
The Tahoe-Truckee campus is designed to serve a student body of approximately 1,000, delivering quality education through smaller class sizes and closer relationships to faculty. Students are offered a broad array of general education courses and many attend with the goal of transferring to CSU, UC, or private schools. Student services include a learning resource library, tutoring, academic counseling, administration and faculty office hours.
Signature programs include Social and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Business Accounting, Business Administration and Natural Sciences Transfer Programs. Growing and emerging programs include Administration of Justice and Mechatronics.
Career and technical education programs include Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Accounting and Business services, Mechatronics, and Human Development.
The communities of this region share a passion for sustainability and economic, environmental and cultural influences have shaped the development of our academic and co-curricular activities. The Tahoe-Truckee campus has strong ties with community organizations that support sustainability and is initiating student internship programs. Our Business, Art and ECOS clubs serve as a bridge between academic principles and real world applications, providing an innovative approach to higher education and community service. Tahoe-Truckee campus students enjoy the advantage of learning through involvement with local community organizations.
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As part of the new Sierra Science Speaker Series, the Nevada County Campus welcomes Steve Rothert in a discussion titled "Restoring Salmon to the Upper Yuba." This presentation and discussion will be held on Tuesday evening, April 8, from 6:30–7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center, building, N-12. Come early and enjoy a meet-and-greet and refreshments at 6:00 pm.
Summary of presentation: Since before 2000, river advocates, scientists and dam owners have been studying and litigating whether and how to restore salmon and steelhead trout runs to the Yuba River above Englebright Dam, which has blocked fish from reaching the upper Yuba since 1940. River advocates have been inspired by the vision of restoring salmon to their home waters in the Sierra Nevada to spawn for the first time in nearly a century, while dam owners objected for fear of the costs they would incur in such folly, and scientists wondered if it could even be done. After numerous studies over 15 years and costing more than $10 million, we believe the data say “Yes we can”. This presentation will tell the story of what salmon seek in spawning habitat, what the North, Middle and South Yubas offer them, and how we might get salmon returning from the ocean up there to spawn and their offspring back out to the Pacific.
About the speaker: Steve Rothert earned his B.S. in ecology from UCLA and his M.S. in river sciences from UC Berkeley. He was the director for the Southern Africa Program for International Rivers Network based in Botswana, was Director of the national Hydropower Reform Coalition, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the fisheries program in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Steve joined American Rivers in 2001 and in 2002 began serving as Director of American Rivers' California Regional Office. In addition to overseeing office operations, he manages American Rivers' programs in California related to hydropower reform, anadromous fish restoration, dam removal, climate change and water supply.
This presentation is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Parking is $3 on campus and can be purchased at the kiosk machine at the main entrance to the campus. For more information about this presentation and others in this series, contact the series coordinator, Jason Giuliani at: firstname.lastname@example.org.