Last month, three of The Sierra Fund’s staff traveled to Plumas County for the multi-day Sierra Meadows Partnership (SMP) Annual Meeting. Hosted by Plumas Corporation, the workshop brought together land managers, academics, non-profits, tribal groups, consultants, graduate students, and agencies funding meadow restoration. Specific meeting goals included advancing the Sierra Meadows Strategy, which outlines a plan to […]
Water bodies across the state of California are listed under Clean Water Act section 303(d) as mercury-impaired. Consumption of contaminated fish is the primary pathway of human exposure to mercury, a developmental neurotoxin, and sensitive populations including infants, children, and pregnant women are at greatest risk for exposure. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment […]
Join The Sierra Fund and our growing number of supporters as we work to restore the communities and ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada that are still blighted from 19th-century resource extraction. With the generous support of The Nell Newman Foundation Inc., your gift this month will be matched dollar for dollar if we reach a […]
On Saturday, April 13, The Sierra Fund launched our annual effort to post fish consumption advisories at popular water bodies in the Sierra where they apply. This effort seeks to increase access to information about which locally caught fish are safe to eat, and which fish should be avoided due to mercury contamination. Mercury in […]
The Sierra Fund has been selected by Briar Patch as their checkout “Co-op Cause” donation recipient for the month of April! When visiting BriarPatch Co-op Community Market this month opt to round up your haul of Spring-time produce and organic goods to the nearest dollar to support The Sierra Fund. Rounding up your purchase at […]
The health of all Californians who consume locally caught fish is threatened by exposure to neurotoxic mercury and other contaminants that accumulate in the aquatic food web. Under current law, the CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issues fish consumption advisories when they determine that consuming certain locally caught fish presents a significant […]
On Saturday April 13, 2019, The Sierra Fund will host the fifth annual Post It Day beginning at 9 AM. This 5 hour event brings together volunteers to help put up signage around local water bodies in order to provide anglers and their families with information about how much and what kinds of fish are safe to eat in the lakes, reservoirs, streams, and rivers of the Sierra Nevada.
The Sierra Fund hosted a community capacity workshop on Wednesday, February 27 at the Veteran’s Building in Nevada City. Approximately 20 community members from around Nevada County participated. The aim of the workshop was to systematically look at discrete areas within the county to better understand what resources these areas have to solve their needs and respond to potential stressors like climate change and water needs.
Due to stormy conditions, facilitators of the Community Capacity Workshop set for January 16 were not able to travel to Nevada City. The half-day workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Nevada City Veteran’s Memorial Building at 415 N. Pine St. in downtown Nevada City. […]
In December 2018, The Sierra Fund (TSF) closed out a $1.5 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that funded a suite of projects to address mercury and sediment in the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) watershed region. The funding was awarded in 2014 as part of a much larger ($5.5 million) […]
The Sierra Fund (TSF) is proud to announce that we earned the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. To gain this recognition, TSF strengthened our GuideStar profile by adding quantitative and qualitative information about our programs, projects, goals and accomplishments. In addition, we outlined some of the […]
The Sierra Fund (TSF) is excited to release a new video to help anglers read and interpret the complex and multi-faceted information contained in state-issued fish consumption advisories. The advisories are issued by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and offer safe eating guidelines for locally caught fish based on the level […]