abandoned mine land with sign warning about hazards in mine tailings

Advancing Revitalization of Abandoned Mine Lands by Connecting Cities and Counties to Needed Resources 

With over 47,000 abandoned mines throughout the Sierra, The Sierra Fund takes many avenues to advance the cleanup of these sites to protect our health and environment. These abandoned mine lands present hazards from mine waste that can contain arsenic, lead, and mercury as well as physical hazards. A key project in 2022 has been TSF […]

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Get to know our staff! Jessica Dyke, our Program Associate

The Sierra Fund is lucky to have a staff dedicated to serving the Sierra Nevada region. Get to know the staff! Meet Jessica Dyke, our Program Associate. What is your favorite place in the Sierra Nevada and why? Kirkwood and Carson Pass. This area was my refuge from the bustling SF city life for many […]

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Get to know our staff! Jenny Michael, long-time sierra supporter and music maven

The Sierra Fund is lucky to have a staff dedicated to serving the Sierra Nevada region. Get to know the staff! Meet Jenny Michael, our Office Administrator. What is your favorite place in the Sierra Nevada and why? There are so many favorites, but if I have to choose just one, it would be Yosemite […]

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Long-term hydraulic mining sediment budgets: Connectivity as a management tool

The Sierra Fund’s (TSF) Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan co-author a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication in the journal Science of the Total Environment titled “Long-term hydraulic mining sediment budgets: Connectivity as a management tool.” Lead author Dr. Allan James is a professor at the University of South Carolina and has partnered with TSF on our work to […]

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TSF’s 2018 Accomplishments

The Sierra Fund (TSF) made a huge impact in 2018. We worked diligently to restore ecosystem resiliency to Sierra forests, rivers, fish and meadows, including installing 4 beaver dam analogues and planting 7,000 willow at Clover Valley Ranch. We improved community resiliency by hiring a bilingual organizer who can reach our Spanish-speaking community members, and […]

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The Sierra Fund Form 990 (2017)

Click here to view The Sierra Fund’s 2017 IRS Form 990.

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Las Minas Abandonadas, el Polvo y Tú (Panfleto)

Este panfleto cubre las medidas de precaución que se deben tomar cuando uno se recrea alrededor de sitios mineros heredados, donde hay metales pesados potenciales en el polvo. Haga clic aquí para descargar el panfleto. El panfleto fue creado como un seguimiento de dos estudios hecho por The Sierra Fund sobre la exposición humana a […]

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Pescado, el Mercurio y Tú (Panfleto)

Este panfleto cubre las medidas de precaución se deben tomar cuando elige comer los pescados que se capturan en rios, lagos y embalses locales. Haga clic aquí para descargar el panfleto. El panfleto fue creado como un seguimiento de dos estudios hecho por The Sierra Fund sobre la exposición humana a los tóxicos heredados de […]

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May 8: Science Speaker Series presents Dr. Carrie Monohan

As part of the Sierra Science Series, Dr. Carrie Monohan will be giving a free lecture titled: “Sediment and Mercury Loads from Creeks to Reservoirs Represent a Golden Opportunity” at the Sierra College in Grass Valley. More than 10 million pounds of mercury were used during hydraulic and hard rock mining during the California Gold […]

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The Sierra Fund Brochure

The Sierra Fund just released our new organizational brochure describing our mission, strategy and programs and featuring quotes from local and statewide leaders. Click here to view or download our brochure. The Sierra Fund’s mission is to restore ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada region. Increasing investment in the Sierra Nevada improves headwater […]

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10 Years for the Sierra

The Sierra Fund has been working for more than a decade to restore ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada. This timeline showcases major milestones since the release of our first report, Mining’s Toxic Legacy, in 2008. Since 2008, We have: Released six major reports Held four Reclaiming the Sierra conferences Spearheaded the installation […]

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2017 Annual Report

2017 was a banner year for our efforts to increase the visibility of the Sierra Nevada and secure significant intellectual and financial resources to protect and restore headwater resiliency. Click here to read our 2017 Annual Report We created and released our new Strategic Plan, held our fourth major conference, launched three new scientific projects, […]

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