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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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TSF Releases Online Environmental Health Survey

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.

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Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Strategy Presented to Downstream Stakeholders

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, […]

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Sierra Day in the Capitol

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 […]

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TSF Joins Network to Address California’s Water Problems

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 […]

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Revegetation at Clover Valley

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 […]

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Reclaiming the Sierra a Huge Success

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.

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Reclaiming the Sierra Conference

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 […]

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