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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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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The Sierra Fund’s 2023 Year End Accomplishments Piece

The Sierra Fund (TSF) made a huge impact in 2023! Click the link here to read our 2023 Year End Accomplishments Piece! A few highlights:

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The Sierra Fund elects two new board members

The Sierra Fund’s Board of Directors recently welcomed two amazing members. Join us in welcoming Coleen Shade and Nils Moe Coleen Shade Coleen Shade is a Principal of Environmental Planning at Stantec Inc, a provider of engineering consulting services, with an office based out of Nevada City. At Stantec she specializes in comprehensive & integrated […]

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Delightful News: Carrie Monohan Promoted to TSF Associate Director. Now hiring Program Director.

The Sierra Fund promoted Carrie Monohan, PhD, to the new position of Associate Director of Innovation and Science, the number two position at The Sierra Fund. This is delightful news because not only is Carrie delightful, but she is a super-charged, accomplished, innovative, and amazing leader. Carrie will be responsible for helping develop the vision and […]

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Tour for California Legislature Sheds Light on Sierra Forest Resilience

On October 18-19th, California State Senators John Laird and Brian Dahle co-hosted a great two-day tour of the Sierra that showcased ways the state legislature can support building more resilient forests and help communities recover from wildfire. The Sierra Fund organized the event with Sierra Institute, Sierra Forest Legacy, American River Conservancy, and Sierra Nevada […]

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The Sierra Fund Hosts Second Annual “Build Like a Beaver” Training with Cal PBR Network

Photo: TSF staffer Syd Godfrey participating in the “build like a beaver” training. On October 12-13, the California Process Based Restoration Network (Cal PBR), which The Sierra Fund co-chairs, held the second annual, in-the-field, “Build Like a Beaver” Training. This hands-on workshop featured process-based approaches to restore degraded wetland ecosystems to retain water, support biodiversity, […]

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