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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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Gold Country Anglers Survey

Fact Sheet on angler surveys conducted at mercury-impaired water bodies to better understand exposure potential and the capacity of anglers to assess risk as a result of consuming local fish and feeding it to their families. Read the fact sheet

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Sierra Fish Tissue Study

Fact Sheet on a data collection effort to help develop site-specific fish consumption advisories. Read the fact sheet

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Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Strategy

The Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy provides a cohesive platform for technical experts to share, revise, and integrate best-practices for the assessment and mitigation of mercury. Click here to read the strategy.

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Post It Day

Fact sheet on the Sierra Fund’s annual volunteer event to post fish consumption advisories, issued by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), at regional water bodies. Read the fact sheet

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Reclaiming the Sierra Conference

Reclaiming the Sierra 2019: Headwater Mercury Source Reduction October 16-18, 2019 – Grass Valley, CA A conference to catalyze action around a regional strategy to abate the impacts of mercury  – from the Sierra to Sea. Reclaiming the Sierra returns to the historic gold country for its fifth biennial conference, the West’s primary venue for showcasing […]

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