Early bird registration closes January 21 for The Sierra Fund’s third conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush. Held April 20-21 in Sacramento, California, the conference will set the agenda for an era of mine reclamation and community revitalization in California’s Gold Country.
The Sierra Fund’s bi-annual conference, hosted at the heart of the glitter and devastation of what was California’s original Gold Rush, is the state’s primary venue for collaboration and action around addressing the ongoing effects of historic mining.
Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 is designed around evaluating and prioritizing action on cleanup and response to California’s abandoned mine lands. Hundreds of people who are leaders in their field will come together this April to discuss prioritization of cleanup sites, evaluate cleanup technologies, identify market opportunities for ethically produced gold and consider opportunities for collaboration of state and federal agencies on the issue.
This outcomes-oriented event attracts policymakers, landowning and regulatory agencies, scientific researchers, water quality experts, reclamation firms, mining industry, public health specialists, environmental advocates, and the engaged public.
The success of The Sierra Fund’s two previous conferences indicates the profound relevance of the issue. The Sierra Fund’s CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin says of the 2012 conference: “Hundreds people gathered from around the Sierra to talk about the solutions to abandoned mines – it was clear that this event was critically needed.”
To be a part of this powerful ongoing effort, register now for Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush on the conference website: reclaimingthesierra.org. Be sure to fill out the registration form in the next two weeks to get the early bird discount!
Also featured on the conference website is an outline of the conference program; descriptions of the four conference tracks; descriptions of the two conference tours to be held on Monday, April 20; confirmed speakers and sponsors; and committee members of the four conference committees who will receive the product of the conference.