You’re Invited: Environmental Health Summit- November 13

The Sierra Fund (TSF) is excited to invite those who live, work or play in Nevada County to attend a free evening of discussion about the unique environmental health challenges that impact Gold Country communities. The Environmental Health Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Peace Lutheran […]

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TSF Contributes to Seminar Series on Sedimentation

On October 12, 2018 The Sierra Fund’s (TSF) CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin and Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan participated in one of several seminars being hosted by UC Berkeley as part of the Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar Series on Water Management: Past and Present Adaptations. TSF was invited by UC Berkeley Professor G. Mathias (Matt) Kondolf, fluvial […]

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10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference

The Sierra Fund had a diverse presence at the 10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference (BDSC), held September 10-12 at the Sacramento Convention Center. This year we were pleased to present our work to address mercury contamination from the Sierra to the sea in the oral, poster and art programs offered at the event. The conference […]

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TSF Presence at Climate Events

On August 27, 2018, TSF CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin spoke at the 3rd California Adaptation Forum in Sacramento, CA. Izzy participated in a kickoff workshop titled “Exploring Success Stories of Equitable Climate Adaptation Work.” The session featured ten panelists describing their work in environmental justice and discussing case studies that demonstrate the values and principles […]

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Find Us At These Upcoming Conferences

TSF has been busy attending conferences this season, and we look forward to two more that are right around the corner. On September 27-29, 2018, Environmental Scientist Nick Graham will represent The Sierra Fund (TSF) at the Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) 2018 biennial conference, “Uniting for Healthier Lands, Waters and Future Generations,” in Kamloops […]

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Citizen’s Guide to Fire Suppression Monitoring

Last month, authors Michael Beasley and Timothy Ingalsbee, Ph.D., of the national nonprofit Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology (FUSEE) published part one of a three part guide intended to assist the public, conservation groups and reporters in monitoring wildfires and fire suppression activities on public lands. Click here to read part one of […]

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Community Organizer Launches Outreach Efforts

Greg Thrush, TSF’s Environmental Justice Community Organizer, is launching outreach efforts to people in the Grass Valley area who do not traditionally participate in decision making about environmental issues that affect them, including water quality and access and exposure to toxics. Since May he has visited apartment complexes and neighborhoods to provide residents with information […]

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TSF to Launch Opening Panel at Sierra Nevada Alliance Conference

The Sierra Fund’s CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin will help kick off the Sierra Nevada Alliance‘s (SNA) 25th anniversary conference taking place August 15-17 in Kings Beach, CA by participating in the Opening Panel featuring leaders of Sierra organizations discussing how best to create a framework for “Regional Resiliency,” this year’s conference theme. Izzy will launch […]

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Multi-Disciplinary Meadow Field Camp A Success

The Sierra Fund (TSF) led an amazingly productive Field Camp at the Clover Valley Ranch site from June 23-30, 2018. This week of fieldwork at an iconic meadow in the Feather River watershed in Plumas County helped to accomplish project research, monitoring and implementation goals. More than that, it catalyzed a collaborative experience for the […]

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TSF Welcomes New Staff

The Sierra Fund is excited to welcome two new staff members, Environmental Justice Community Organizer Greg Thrush and Environmental Scientist Nick Graham. Greg joined the team in April 2018 and brings a wide range of experience, including in public health research, community outreach and education, legal work and agriculture. Greg is bilingual in Spanish and […]

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Climate Change: Fire and Rain in California

The state’s headwaters are ground-zero for the impact of global climate change on California’s water and air. This policy paper, developed by The Sierra Fund with input from the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, discusses the need for significant investment to address the forecasted impacts of climate change on forest fire and watershed health […]

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June 27: Grass Valley to Host Public Meeting on New Brownfields Grant

The public is invited to a free, informational meeting about the Gold Country Coalition Brownfields Assessment Grant awarded to the City of Grass Valley in 2017 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). Know & Go What: FREE Community Meeting about Brownfields Funding Awarded to the City of Grass Valley When: Wednesday, June […]

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