Patty Brissenden Honored by Sierra Organizations for Outstanding Leadership in the Sierra. 

On April 16th, The Sierra Business Council, Sierra Nevada Alliance, and The Sierra Fund honored Patty Brissenden for her amazing accomplishments benefiting the Sierra Nevada. This is not a short blog! Patty’s list of victories and accomplishments benefiting the Sierra are many. She is not a shooting star – but rather a mighty comet lighting […]

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You’re Invited! Grass Valley Brownfields Assessment Public Meeting

You’re invited to attend the May 30 Public Meeting on Brownfields Assessment in Grass Valley! The City of Grass Valley has obtained federal funding to investigate mine-scarred properties and other underutilized properties for the presence of contaminants to help clean up and revitalize these properties. The City is hosting a free informational meeting that he […]

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Big news and changes here at The Sierra Fund!

The Sierra Fund (TSF) is pleased to congratulate Carrie Monohan as she moves full-time to Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California to serve as their first Director of Natural Resources. After 15 years of terrific work – expect an entire blog soon highlighting the incredible contributions benefiting the Sierra Nevada that Carrie led while […]

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SNC Reception Logistics

Greetings and thank you for RSVPing to the April 16th Reception honoring the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s 20th anniversary of outstanding service to our Sierra-Cascade region. We are pleased to announce that Senator John Laird will be our master of ceremonies and there will be a brief program at 6:00 pm. On behalf of your hosts, […]

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Meet Syd Godfrey, our Project Manager

The Sierra Fund is lucky to have a staff dedicated to serving the Sierra Nevada region. Get to know the staff! Meet Syd Godfrey, our Project Manager. What is your favorite place in the Sierra Nevada and why? If I have to pick one…. Desolation Wilderness. I have so many great memories of backpacking there with […]

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Trail Building and Fuels Treatment Nearing Completion for Nisenan Property in Nevada City

California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP, the Tribally guided nonprofit that supports the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe) and The Sierra Fund are nearing completion of trail building, interpretive sign placement, fencing, invasive removal, and fuel reduction efforts on CHIRP’s 32-acre property along Deer Creek, the Nisenan Cultural Reclamation Corridor in Nevada City. Please help […]

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Join us for Sierra Day at the Capitol April 17

On April 17, the Sierra Nevada Alliance, Sierra Business Council, The Sierra Fund, and the League to Save Lake Tahoe are hosting the Sierra Day at the Capitol. The Sierra Day at the Capitol is an event to advocate for resource investments and specific budget asks to support our collective conservation and restoration goals benefiting […]

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Registration Closed – Reception Celebrating 20 Years of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy

April 16, 2024, 5-7 pm Citizen HotelPlaza Park Ballroom926 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814 Together The Sierra Fund, Sierra Nevada Alliance, and Sierra Business Council are hosting a special reception to recognize the efforts and dedication of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in improving the environmental, economic, and social well-being of California’s Sierra region for the […]

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Love Letters to the Sierra!

Join our staff in sending love to the Sierra this Valentine’s Day With Love from Project Manager Syd Godfrey. When I was a kid I would spend a few weeks every summer in a tent cabin near Yosemite with my parents and sister. These few weeks spent in the Sierra started a lifelong enthusiasm and […]

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TSF Showcases Hydraulic Mine Restoration Major Cost Benefits for Water Agency

On October 3, The Sierra Fund shared eye- opening preliminary results with the Yuba Water Agency from our Benefit-Cost Analysis of Hydraulic Mine Remediation. Abandoned hydraulic mines release huge amounts of sediment that impair downstream water infrastructure. Analysis using Lidar mapping and WEPP modeling found that 80-90% of the sediment clogging the agency’s Log Cabin […]

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First-Ever Hydraulic Mine Remediation Site Gets Full Watershed Restoration Make-Over

The Sierra Fund is breaking ground on new techniques remediating abandoned hydraulic mine sites. The Sierra Fund spent a week in the Spring with Symbiotic Restoration’s crew of ten installing process-based restoration treatments at Grizzly Creek Diggins. The work crew placed post-assisted log structures in eroding ditches to help capture sediment runoff and reduce incisions. […]

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Big News for Bringing Back the Beaver: CDFW Releases Beavers into the Wild

Check out this exciting article the California Department of Fish and Wildlife released about beaver reintroduction at Tásmam Koyóm. Tásmam Koyóm is a meadow in Plumas County where the Maidu Summit Consortium, and other partners including The Sierra Fund, have been working to restore habitat and ecosystem function. CDFW Releases Beavers into the Wild for […]

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