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Love Letters to the Sierra!

Join our staff in sending love to the Sierra this Valentine’s Day With Love from Project Manager Syd Godfrey. When I was a kid I would spend a few weeks every summer in a tent cabin near Yosemite with my parents and sister. These few weeks spent in the Sierra started a lifelong enthusiasm and […]

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TSF Showcases Hydraulic Mine Restoration Major Cost Benefits for Water Agency

On October 3, The Sierra Fund shared eye- opening preliminary results with the Yuba Water Agency from our Benefit-Cost Analysis of Hydraulic Mine Remediation. Abandoned hydraulic mines release huge amounts of sediment that impair downstream water infrastructure. Analysis using Lidar mapping and WEPP modeling found that 80-90% of the sediment clogging the agency’s Log Cabin […]

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First-Ever Hydraulic Mine Remediation Site Gets Full Watershed Restoration Make-Over

The Sierra Fund is breaking ground on new techniques remediating abandoned hydraulic mine sites. The Sierra Fund spent a week in the Spring with Symbiotic Restoration’s crew of ten installing process-based restoration treatments at Grizzly Creek Diggins. The work crew placed post-assisted log structures in eroding ditches to help capture sediment runoff and reduce incisions. […]

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Big News for Bringing Back the Beaver: CDFW Releases Beavers into the Wild

Check out this exciting article the California Department of Fish and Wildlife released about beaver reintroduction at Tásmam Koyóm. Tásmam Koyóm is a meadow in Plumas County where the Maidu Summit Consortium, and other partners including The Sierra Fund, have been working to restore habitat and ecosystem function. CDFW Releases Beavers into the Wild for […]

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The Sierra Fund’s 2023 Year End Accomplishments Piece

The Sierra Fund (TSF) made a huge impact in 2023! Click the link here to read our 2023 Year End Accomplishments Piece! A few highlights:

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The Sierra Fund elects two new board members

The Sierra Fund’s Board of Directors recently welcomed two amazing members. Join us in welcoming Coleen Shade and Nils Moe Coleen Shade Coleen Shade is a Principal of Environmental Planning at Stantec Inc, a provider of engineering consulting services, with an office based out of Nevada City. At Stantec she specializes in comprehensive & integrated […]

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The Sierra Fund’s Annual Holiday Party December 5!

Please join us for The Sierra Fund’s Annual Holiday Party! December 5th, 2023, 4-6 pm in Nevada City Celebrate with us a year of successes and the joy of restoring resilience to the Sierra Nevada. When: December 5th,  4-6 pm. Where: 204 Providence Mine, Suite 219, Nevada City, CA 95959 (Next Door to The Sierra Fund’s Office) […]

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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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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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