Reclaiming the Sierra 2020: Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Workshops

Join The Sierra Fund for spring and fall events focused on our regional headwater mercury source reduction (HMSR) Strategy to abate the impacts of mercury- from the Sierra to the sea.

The Sierra Fund invites you to Reclaiming the Sierra 2020: HMSR Implementation Workshops. Our 2020 program focuses on implementation strategies to promote headwater resiliency with a vision of adaptive recovery for the environment and communities that are still blighted from centuries-old resource extraction. The HMSR Implementation Workshops build on over a decade of research to understand the lasting legacy of the California Gold Rush and to catalyze action for headwater management that reduces impacts from mine-scarred lands while promoting the resiliency of natural and human resources from the Sierra to the sea. The Sierra Fund’s hallmark approach to assessing and addressing Mining’s Toxic Legacy has been distilled into a specific and detailed HMSR Strategy document that outlines actions and replicable pilot projects to reduce mercury discharge.

 Each HMSR Workshop includes: one day of technical presentations and one day on-the-ground visiting projects to address headwater sources of mercury. Four strategic targets for addressing headwater sources of mercury will be explored during the two 2020 Workshops:

Spring Workshop:

MAY 14-15, 2020

Hydraulic Mines and Mine Features

Mercury in Forest and Land Management

Fall Workshop:


3. Mercury-Contaminated Sediment in Reservoirs 
4. Mercury Exposure via Fish Consumption

Click here to visit the Reclaiming the Sierra website for more information and click here to learn about opportunities to sponsor this year’s events.