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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The Sierra Fund’s 2022 Accomplishments

The Sierra Fund (TSF) made a huge impact in 2022! A few highlights: Click the link here to read our full 2022 accomplishments recap!

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abandoned mine land with sign warning about hazards in mine tailings

Advancing Revitalization of Abandoned Mine Lands by Connecting Cities and Counties to Needed Resources 

With over 47,000 abandoned mines throughout the Sierra, The Sierra Fund takes many avenues to advance the cleanup of these sites to protect our health and environment. These abandoned mine lands present hazards from mine waste that can contain arsenic, lead, and mercury as well as physical hazards. A key project in 2022 has been TSF […]

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Get to know our staff! Jessica Dyke, our Program Associate

The Sierra Fund is lucky to have a staff dedicated to serving the Sierra Nevada region. Get to know the staff! Meet Jessica Dyke, our Program Associate. What is your favorite place in the Sierra Nevada and why? Kirkwood and Carson Pass. This area was my refuge from the bustling SF city life for many […]

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Get to know our staff! Jenny Michael, long-time sierra supporter and music maven

The Sierra Fund is lucky to have a staff dedicated to serving the Sierra Nevada region. Get to know the staff! Meet Jenny Michael, our Office Administrator. What is your favorite place in the Sierra Nevada and why? There are so many favorites, but if I have to choose just one, it would be Yosemite […]

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The Sierra Fund 2021 Annual Report

Click here to view The Sierra Fund’s 2021 Annual Report! A Letter from Joan Clayburgh, our Executive Director The Sierra Fund in 2021 went through a major transition, and simultaneously cranked out another year of impressive achievements. We continued making progress using science and advocacy to promote the health and resiliency of the natural environment […]

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