Governor Makes Strides in Promoting Equity for California First Nations and in Combatting Climate Change

Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order that acknowledges the interconnectedness of California’s communities and economic sustainability with our natural and cultural resources. The executive order aims to address the biodiversity and climate change crises in California using nature-based solutions. Notably, the Executive Order will establish a state goal to conserve at least 30% of […]

TSF’s CEO to Speak at Sierra Nevada Alliance’s Annual Conference

The Sierra Nevada Alliance’s virtual conference, “2020 Vision for the Sierra Nevada,” is just around the corner and we are excited to announce that TSF’s CEO Izzy Martin will be participating in a panel discussing the future of the Sierra Water Workgroup. Formed in 2009 by a small group of individuals representing foothill water agencies […]

TSF supports California’s new recommendation for Abandoned Mine Land cleanup

We are thrilled to see The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recently published report “Improving California’s Response to the Environmental and Safety Hazards Caused by Abandoned Mines” which underscores the important work of TSF and project partners to protect public health from legacy mining hazards and advocate for increased investment in projects that work to […]

Today is the Golden Anniversary of Earth Day!

Join Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin, CEO of The Sierra Fund, as she recounts some personal reflections about that first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.  She even shares a Freshman year photo from the 1971 Ygnacio Valley High School yearbook – taken 18 months after Earth Day – and one of Izzy at Dark Lake in the […]

The Sierra Fund Offices Closed Until Further Notice

The office of The Sierra Fund (TSF) is currently closed to the public until further notice. TSF is closely tracking all federal, state, and local laws and orders pertaining to the protection of human health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Sierra Fund’s on-the-ground work will continue, as safe and feasible, while complying with […]

RESCHEDULED: TSF’s 11th Annual Legislative Reception

Please join the Board of The Sierra Fund for our 11th Annual Legislative Reception, to be held in Sacramento. The event was originally scheduled for June 3rd, but in light of the current public health crisis we have decided to reschedule the event when we will be able to gather together safely. Please sign up for […]

TSF Releases Online Environmental Health Survey

The Sierra Fund, has recently released an anonymous online survey, in English and Spanish, designed to gauge community understanding of the unique environmental health impacts associated with the Gold Country.

Sierra Day in the Capitol

TSF is gearing up for a “Sierra Day in the Capitol” to increase the visibility of the headwaters. Sierra Day will take place Tuesday, February 4, 2020, in Sacramento. The Sierra Fund is sponsoring the event alongside partners at the Sierra Nevada Alliance, Sierra Business Council, and the Sierra Water Work Group. The program includes […]

Reclaiming the Sierra a Huge Success

Thanks to our conference sponsors and attendees, Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 was a huge success! Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 was The Sierra Fund’s (TSF) fifth biennial conference to address historic mining impacts. This year’s event focused on catalyzing action around TSF’s Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy – a vision of adaptive recovery for the environment and communities that are still blighted from the 19th century Gold Rush. To read the full strategy click here. To join a growing number of supporters, download and sign a resolution in support of the HMSR Strategy and the collaborative approach it outlines.

Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Strategy

The Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy provides a cohesive platform for technical experts to share, revise, and integrate best-practices for the assessment and mitigation of mercury. Click here to read the strategy.

Reclaiming the Sierra Conference

Reclaiming the Sierra 2019: Headwater Mercury Source Reduction October 16-18, 2019 – Grass Valley, CA A conference to catalyze action around a regional strategy to abate the impacts of mercury  – from the Sierra to Sea. Reclaiming the Sierra returns to the historic gold country for its fifth biennial conference, the West’s primary venue for showcasing […]

Clover Valley Field Camp a Success

TSF led an incredibly productive Field Camp at our Clover Valley Ranch project site this summer. This marks the third year of field camp at the iconic meadow in the Feather River watershed of Plumas County.