TSF Advocates for the Sierra with State and Conservation Leaders

For twenty years The Sierra Fund has been leading the charge to address the legacy of Gold Rush impacts on California’s headwater ecosystems and communities. In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has required recalibration of TSF’s collaborative efforts, which up until March had been predicated on face-to-face interaction and relationship building with technical experts and state […]

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 […]

We’ve Moved!

The Sierra Fund has moved to a new office! Be sure to note our new address:204 Providence Mine Road, Suite 214Nevada City, CA 95959 We’ve moved, but not too far! Our new office, located at 204 Providence Mine Road, Suite 214, in Nevada City’s Seven Hills Business District, is just across the street from our old […]

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’s Lunch-n-Learn

TSF is pleased to announce the launch of our new “lunch-n-learn” Sierra Series. Each week we will release a video presentation on one of our projects to restore ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada. The release of each video will be followed by a Wednesday “lunch-n-learn” which will open the floor for a […]

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 […]

Reclaiming the Sierra 2020: Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Workshops

Join The Sierra Fund for spring and fall events focused on our regional headwater mercury source reduction (HMSR) Strategy to abate the impacts of mercury- from the Sierra to the sea. The Sierra Fund invites you to Reclaiming the Sierra 2020: HMSR Implementation Workshops. Our 2020 program focuses on implementation strategies to promote headwater resiliency 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 […]

Understanding the proposed re-operation of Idaho-Maryland Mine

The Sierra Nevada foothills are geologically interesting and rich in minerals, including gold. Grass Valley is a historic hard rock gold mining town built on top of legacy, abandoned mines. Idaho-Maryland Mine was the second most productive hard rock gold mine in the Sierra Nevada. Between 1867 and 1957, the mine went through five periods […]

Sierra Day at the Capitol: A Voice for our Headwaters

The Sierra Nevada’s rich resources and history have inspired the passionate commitment of people dedicated to protecting the region’s natural splendor and to repairing the damages caused by the last two hundred years of ruthless resource extraction. Though sparsely populated by year-round residents, the region’s beauty attracts millions of visitors who share an intense devotion […]