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.
Last week, TSF’s Program Director Carrie Monohan presented our Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy to members of the Delta Tributaries Mercury Council (DTMC). The HMSR Strategy outlines four strategic targets to abate the impacts of mercury- from the Sierra to the sea. It was the focus of our October 2019 Reclaiming the Sierra Conference, […]
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 […]
This year, TSF’s Program Director, Dr. Carrie Monohan, participated in the second cohort of the Water Solutions Network, a program that engages water leaders of California in developing their skills, knowledge, and networks to support collaboration and coalition-building. The Water Solutions Network works with leaders to take action to shift water management to system-based multi-purpose […]
The Sierra Fund had a snowy week in October at our meadow restoration site at the Clover Valley Ranch, in Plumas County. Staff rounded out a busy season of fieldwork in the iconic valley this fall by revegetating along Dixie Creek, one of two creeks that flows through the meadow complex. Prior to the 19th […]
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.
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 […]
Communities across the Sierra are proactively preparing for wildfire, but language, economic, and social barriers are creating a divide between fire-ready community members and those who are not able to take proactive measures. In the extreme, wildfire causes loss of life, shelter, and livelihood. Emergency preparedness, the creation of defensible space, landowner assistance programs, fuels […]
TSF recently attended two regional events centered around sharing best management practices and innovative techniques for forest restoration: Sierra to California All-Lands Enhancement (SCALE): Last month, TSF’s Program Manager attended The Sierra Institute’s Sierra to California All-Lands Enhancement (SCALE) Annual Workshop. The workshop is a mechanism for collaboration among groups working on landscape-scale forest restoration and community improvement […]
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 […]