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The Sierra Fund Announces BIG Transition: Izzy Martin Retires as CEO, Leadership Position Opens Up

The Sierra Fund’s long-time CEO, Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin, has announced her intention to retire from the station she has held for nearly 20 years. A search is underway for the Executive Director position, guided by The Sierra Fund (TSF) Board of Directors and assisted by Cook Silverman Search. “TSF is emerging from the COVID pandemic […]

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President’s Executive Order on Climate Change is Good News for the Gold Country

President Biden issued an Executive Order on January 27, 2021, on “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”  This sweeping new order directs that, going forward, “climate considerations shall be an essential element of United States foreign policy and national security.” The Sierra Fund applauds this bold move. “Among other directives, the Executive Order […]

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Fuel Loading near Nevada City, California

Support Nevada City in Promoting Fire Resiliency – City Slivers Project

A project brought to you by The Nevada City Fire Safety Advisory Council There is little need to stress how important reducing the fuel load in surrounding forests and neighborhoods is to the safety and wellbeing of Nevada City citizens. The unprecedented fires in California, particularly this year, hit close to home with the Jones […]

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Public meeting on February 4, 2021 to adopt the Cosumnes American Bear Yuba (CABY) Integrated Regional Water Management Plan

All interested members of the public are invited to attend a virtual public meeting being held as part of the adoption of the 2021 Update of the Cosumnes American Bear Yuba (CABY) Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP). The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021, from 1 pm to 3 pm (or until all […]

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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 […]

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Spring water flows in the Yuba River

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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