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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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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

Fact Sheet on the Humbug Creek Watershed Assessment and Management Recommendations guiding document for an alternatives analysis being conducted by State Parks and its subcontractors to determine the best approach for site remediation at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Read the fact sheet

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Combie Reservoir

Fact Sheet on the Combie Reservoir Sediment & Mercury Removal Project to introduce an innovative recovery process to monitor and reduce mercury in the Bear River watershed. Read the fact sheet

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Debris Control Dam Assessment

Fact sheet on the identification and characterization of debris control dams for an inventory of hydraulic mine features using LiDAR for the prioritization, scoring and risk assessment to determine which dams should be remediated to protect downstream reaches. Read the fact sheet

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Fish Passage at Englebright

Fact sheet on the removal or modification of Englebright Dam to allow volitional upstream passage to previously unreachable habitat. Read the fact sheet

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Clover Valley Ranch

Fact sheet on the restoration of the dydrologic function of Red Clover Valley and the resiliency of the communities who live in the region. Read the fact sheet

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Mining Reform

Fact sheet on advocacy to protect Sierra Nevada lands and waters from irresponsible mining including the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) reform and SB637 on Suction Dredge Mining. Read the fact sheet

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Due Diligence

Fact Sheet on the acquisition of scarred land that limit landowner liability and protect public health and safety. Read the fact sheet

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