Impacts and Alternatives Event Panelists Announced!

Purchase Your Tickets Today for

One-Night-Only Special Film Screening!

Join Wild & Scenic Film Festival on August 1st right here in Nevada City, CA for an evening of inspiring film and riveting discussion. We are thrilled to present Impacts and Alternatives: The Dam Story to our community, an event aimed to raise awareness about the proposed Centennial Dam on the Bear River. Wild & Scenic will be screening two brand new films exploring the impacts of dams, what a post-removal restoration looks like, how communities are connected to their rivers and what they will do to protect beloved waterways. A panel discussion will follow, where you can learn about the alternatives to dams for another view.

Doors open at 6:30pm, August 1st at Nevada Theatre

Proceeds benefit SYRCL and support our ongoing fight against the proposed Centennial Dam on the Bear River.


Announcing Our Expert Panel:

KONRAD FISHER – Researcher, Center for Urban Environmental Law

Konrad has spent his adult life conducting public-interest advocacy and research, focusing on water, climate and economic policy. He’s currently co-authoring a report for a law school about expanded use of California’s reasonable use and public trust doctrines, and the relative cost-effectiveness of various water supply investments including dams, tunnels, conservation, and restoration. Previously, Konrad directed the Un-Dam the Klamath and Water for Rivers Campaigns at Klamath Riverkeeper, coordinated a coalition that secured Tribal representation within California’s integrated water planning process and helped persuade Nestlé not to bottle water at the base of Mt. Shasta. Konrad holds a BA in international relations & economics from the University of Oregon. He lives in the Klamath Basin and San Francisco.

ISAAC SILVERMAN – Staff Attorney, Sierra Watch

Isaac is an environmental attorney and organizer with deep roots in the Sierra Nevada. He grew up in the Placer County Foothills where a childhood spent exploring the nearby rivers, forests, and mountains instilled a lasting appreciation for the unique beauty found in the range of light. A veteran of multiple environmental campaigns before joining Sierra Watch in 2014, Isaac worked as legal clerk for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Natural Resources Defense Council, as a consultant to the climate and air program at Environmental Defense Fund, and as an advocate and organizer at Environment America. He holds a degree in Environmental Analysis from Pomona College and a JD from UCLA School of Law. He is also on the SYRCL Board.

The panel will be moderated by ASHLEY OVERHOUSE –  River Policy Manager, SYRCL

Ashley is the new River Policy Manager at SYRCL. She moved to Nevada City in Spring 2018, and is now responsible for managing the Stop Centennial Dam and Yuba Salmon Now campaigns as well as communications and general advocacy on a variety of current issues pertaining to the Yuba watershed. Ashley holds a BA from UC Santa Cruz, a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law and an LL.M. from the University of London, SOAS.  When she isn’t in the office, you can find her swimming in the river or hiking through the mountains.


Purchase your tickets today!

Advance Tickets: $10 (SYRCL Members)/ $12 (Non-Members)

At the Door: $12 (SYRCL Members)/ $14 (Non-Members)

If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, you can reach out to SYRCL’s Membership Coordinator, Alena Loomis at 530-265-5961 x 220. Learn more about what membership entails here: Support SYRCL

You can find more information and stay up to date here: Upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival Events

Film Selections

Blue Heart
Britton Caillouette
2018 | 44 min.

Think Like a Scientist: Renewal
Jessica Plumb
2018 | 8 min.