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Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center

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Causes: Animals, Environment, Land Resources Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: CSERC''s mission is to protect water, wildlife, and wild places across the Northern Yosemite region.  CSERC also works to raise environmental awareness through educational programs that reach 1,000''s of young people each year.

Geographic areas served: the Northern Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Programs: CSERC works to defend water quality and watershed resources across the vast Northern Yosemite region by engaging in all major management plans, development projects, timber sales, road projects, herbicide spray projects, water diversions, and other potential sources of pollution or degradation for water resources across this region.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

CSERC leads at least 8 volunteer workdays in the forest and other public lands. The group also works to develop win-win solutions to sticky environmental issues. CSERC is respected by and supported by all the local environmental groups. They do a great job protecting water, wildlife and wild places in the northern Yosemite region.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been familiar with CSERC since about 1992, when John Buckley spoke to my approx. 150 7th grade science students. He gave a presentation on wildlife and forest practices. He visited my class several times during my 23 years with Modesto City Schools. John has also given presentations to my local Sierra Club group. I have been a member of CSERC for almost 20 years, and during that I time I have volunteered on several volunteer work days (garbage clean-ups, meadow restoration, illegal road removal), and I have been a board member for the past 2 years. Additional CSERC activities include -- reviewing proposed development projects in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, submitting comments on proposed logging projects, providing local media with scientific/environmental information, doing hundreds of days of scientific data collection each year, and reaching over 100,000 students in the Sierra and the Central valley with various presentations. CSERC is one of the most effective environmental organizations that I am aware of. The small staff is very productive and they volunteer many extra hours beyond their paid work. John and staff are also very respectful of other viewpoints, and they work to build relationships with all members of the community. I am pleased to support and be a part of CSERC.

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