Environmental justice is central to The Sierra Fund’s work. Equitable treatment and meaningful involvement of all people – especially the traditionally ignored, underestimated, or underrepresented – results in sustainable outcomes and more equitable solutions for rural communities. The principles of equity and social justice in partnerships and projects built on mutual trust, are fundamental tenets The Sierra Fund’s work.
“The Sierra Fund sees the fundamental right to economic, cultural, and environmental determination of all peoples as critical to restoring resilience to the headwaters. People cannot be separated from landscapes, and projects, at their core, must value and support the involvement of place-based communities.”