Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is a founding sponsor of Reclaiming the Sierra. SNC is a California state agency created by bi-partisan legislation (AB 2600) and signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2004. The SNC was created with the understanding that the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada and its communities are closely linked and that the Region and the State of California would benefit from an organization providing a strategic direction. The SNC Region, made up of all or part of 22 counties covering over 25 million acres, is one of the most significant natural and biologically diverse regions in the world. The Sierra Nevada constitutes about 25 percent of California’s land area and is the state’s principal watershed, supplying 65 percent of the developed water supply to residents, agriculture, and other businesses/industries across the state.
Teichert Materials is a part of A. Teichert & Son, Inc. which was founded in Sacramento by Adolph Teichert in 1887. Teichert’s contractor license is #8, the oldest active contractor license in California. The Teichert company is based on core values that include commitments to quality, safety, and environmental responsibility. Teichert Materials operations and employees work closely with our neighbors, environmental experts, and public officials to design, operate, reclaim, and replenish the environment upon which we all depend. Teichert’s Hallwood Plant has actively operated in the Yuba Gold Fields since 1953 and offers examples of modern active gravel mining techniques, equipment, and award-winning active and complete mine reclamation.
California Department of Conservation
The Division of Mine Reclamation’s goal is to see mined lands returned to a usable and safe condition after mining is completed. The Division was established in 1991 to provide a measure of oversight for local governments as they administer the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA) within their respective jurisdictions. To accomplish this goal, the Division provides comments to lead agencies on a mining operation’s reclamation plan and financial assurance and may initiate compliance actions that encourage SMARA compliance. The Division also addresses issues stemming from the state’s tens of thousands of abandoned legacy mines that are located on public lands under the Abandoned Mine Lands Program.
Yuba Water Agency
Yuba Water Agency is a stand-alone public agency governed by a board of seven elected officials to serve the people of Yuba County. Established by a special act of the California State Legislature in 1959, the agency’s primary missions are flood risk reduction, water supply reliability, fish habitat protection and enhancement, hydroelectric generation, and recreation at New Bullards Bar. Today, Yuba Water Agency owns and operates facilities with a capacity of storing approximately one million acre-feet of water and generating more than 400 megawatts of hydropower. Each year, Yuba Water Agency releases more than 300,000 acre-feet of water to eight irrigation districts that convey the water to local farmers and ranchers in Yuba County.
McCord Environmental, Inc.
Based in Davis, California, McCord Environmental, Inc. (MEI) supports agencies, municipalities, and non-profit organizations managing water quality regionally, statewide, and internationally. President Stephen McCord has over 20 years of consulting, research, and teaching/training experience addressing water quality issues. Over the past decade, Dr. McCord has led water quality modeling, monitoring, assessment, and planning projects in rivers, deltas, and bays throughout California. A particular area of focus is mercury pollution – conceptual and mass balance models, TMDLs, trading programs, abandoned mine site cleanups, strategic plans, and stakeholder group facilitation.
Several sponsorship levels are available for our 2021 Reclaiming the Sierra Workshops.
To become a Sponsor, simply send a check to The Sierra Fund, 204 Providence Mine Rd Suite 214, Nevada City, CA 95959, or complete the secure online payment form below. For more information about sponsorship, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.