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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Check out The Sierra Fund’s Annual Report and 2023 Mid-year Accomplishments!

We invite you to check out our Mid-Year Accomplishments and 2022 Annual Report. 2023 mid-year accomplishments include: Check out the link to these documents here – Mid-Year Accomplishments and 2022 Annual Report – or if you are in the Nevada City area where we base our office, feel free to drop by for a printed […]

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Join us in welcoming new staff Beth Bordner and Syd Godfrey to our team!

Beth Bordner, Finance and Operations Director,  is responsible for leading The Sierra Fund’s financial management, operations, and human resources. Beth might be a familiar name to our Sierra Fund family – she was formerly our Finance and Operations Manager from 2016 to 2020. Beth is returning to us after a few years working for our […]

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Check out our new logo – our same iconic pinecone gets a fresh look.

The Sierra Fund has a fresh look – check out our hot-of-the-press new logo! We are so excited to share this with you. Building upon our past logo, our well-loved and iconic pinecone remains the heart of our image with a refreshed modern, and digital-friendly look and feel. Why does the pinecone remain our symbol? […]

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Sierra Day at the Capitol 2023

About the event: On April 19, the mountains are coming to Sacramento. Sierra Day at the Capitol is an event coordinated by Sierra Nevada Alliance, Sierra Business Council, The Sierra Fund, and League to Save Lake Tahoe to advocate for resource investments and specific budget asks to support our collective conservation and restoration goals benefiting the Sierra Nevada and the […]

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