TSF Advocates for the Sierra with State and Conservation Leaders

For twenty years The Sierra Fund has been leading the charge to address the legacy of Gold Rush impacts on California’s headwater ecosystems and communities. In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has required recalibration of TSF’s collaborative efforts, which up until March had been predicated on face-to-face interaction and relationship building with technical experts and state […]

Governor Makes Strides in Promoting Equity for California First Nations and in Combatting Climate Change

Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order that acknowledges the interconnectedness of California’s communities and economic sustainability with our natural and cultural resources. The executive order aims to address the biodiversity and climate change crises in California using nature-based solutions. Notably, the Executive Order will establish a state goal to conserve at least 30% of […]

TSF’s CEO to Speak at Sierra Nevada Alliance’s Annual Conference

The Sierra Nevada Alliance’s virtual conference, “2020 Vision for the Sierra Nevada,” is just around the corner and we are excited to announce that TSF’s CEO Izzy Martin will be participating in a panel discussing the future of the Sierra Water Workgroup. Formed in 2009 by a small group of individuals representing foothill water agencies […]

Jaclyn Lewis

Lewis, J., C. Monohan, B. Sullivan, and A. Bykerk-Kuaffman. Soil Condition Response to Meadow Restoration in Red Clover Valley, Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA, USA. Anticipated completion Fall 2020.  Student Bio Jaclyn Lewis earned her BS in Environmental Science with an option in Applied Ecology from CSU, Chico in 2017 and is currently working on her MS in Environmental […]

We’ve Moved!

The Sierra Fund has moved to a new office! Be sure to note our new address:204 Providence Mine Road, Suite 214Nevada City, CA 95959 We’ve moved, but not too far! Our new office, located at 204 Providence Mine Road, Suite 214, in Nevada City’s Seven Hills Business District, is just across the street from our old […]

TSF supports California’s new recommendation for Abandoned Mine Land cleanup

We are thrilled to see The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recently published report “Improving California’s Response to the Environmental and Safety Hazards Caused by Abandoned Mines” which underscores the important work of TSF and project partners to protect public health from legacy mining hazards and advocate for increased investment in projects that work to […]

Today is the Golden Anniversary of Earth Day!

Join Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin, CEO of The Sierra Fund, as she recounts some personal reflections about that first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.  She even shares a Freshman year photo from the 1971 Ygnacio Valley High School yearbook – taken 18 months after Earth Day – and one of Izzy at Dark Lake in the […]

The Sierra Fund’s Lunch-n-Learn

TSF is pleased to announce the launch of our new “lunch-n-learn” Sierra Series. Each week we will release a video presentation on one of our projects to restore ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada. The release of each video will be followed by a Wednesday “lunch-n-learn” which will open the floor for a […]

The Sierra Fund Form 990 (2018)

Click here to view The Sierra Fund’s 2018 IRS Form 990.

Madison Brandt

Brandt, M., Monohan, C., Brown, D., and Webster, J. Biochar as a soil amendment: reducing mercury transport from hydraulic mine debris. Anticipated completion Spring Student Bio Madison Brandt earned her BS in Molecular Biology from CSU, Chico in 2018 and is currently working on her MS in Environmental Science at CSU, Chico. The topic of […]

The Sierra Fund Offices Closed Until Further Notice

The office of The Sierra Fund (TSF) is currently closed to the public until further notice. TSF is closely tracking all federal, state, and local laws and orders pertaining to the protection of human health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Sierra Fund’s on-the-ground work will continue, as safe and feasible, while complying with […]