Sierra Avalanche Center
The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) is a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and a not for profit Board of Directors. SAC provides backcountry avalanche advisories for the central Sierra Nevada mountains. The not for profit arm of SAC provides the necessary funding to employ and support two professional avalanche forecasters through a mix of donations and fund raising events. The Tahoe National Forest provides infrastructure support in the form of office space, office equipment, office services, vehicles, fuel, safety equipment, and daily supervision of the forecasters.
The mission of the Sierra Avalanche Center includes disseminating current snow pack stability information to the general public; providing educational information, knowledge, and understanding of avalanches to recreational users and groups; and facilitating communication in the region to reduce the impact of avalanches on recreation, industry, and transportation through a partnership with the United States Forest Service.
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