First-of-its-kind Tribal Summit on Sierra Nevada Forest Health an Inspiring Success

On September 19 – 20, 2023, The Sierra Fund helped convene the first ever Tribal Summit focused on Sierra Nevada Forest Health with co-hosts Todd’s Valley Miwok Maidu Cultural Foundation, University of California, Davis – Institute of the Environment, and Event Sponsor United Auburn Indian Community Preservation Department. The two-day summit, held at the beautiful […]

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Fuel Load Reduction and New Well for the CHIRP Property

Great News! The Sierra Fund and the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP, the nonprofit of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe) are excited to share that permitting has been finalized and work has started on the ground on CHIRP’s 32-acre property along Deer Creek. The Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Council wants to acknowledge the […]

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Environmental Justice in Projects to Restore Resilience

The Sierra Fund is proud to have recently supported the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP), a non-profit guided by the Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Council, in producing a set of training materials around Cultural Resource Awareness and Sensitivity. These new resources were developed to support partners working on the ancestral homelands of the Nisenan […]

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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 […]

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