Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board approves grants totaling $12 million

March 13, 2008   BASS LAKE, CA  — Today the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board of Directors authorized grants totaling $11,137,242 for projects throughout the Sierra Nevada.  This includes a $1 million grant to The Sierra Fund, who is serving as fiscal sponsor for a collaborative effort to purchase land on the Yuba River for public recreation, water quality and watershed protection.

The Board authorized “Competitive Grants” totaling $6,831,922 for larger projects with region-wide implications located throughout the range.  In addition, they agreed to distribution of $4,305,320 in “Strategic Opportunity Grants” (SOGs) covering each of the six regions of the Sierra, as shown below:


Total Amount


$  1,252,589

Eastern Sierra

$  659,796

Southern Sierra

$  536,992

Central Sierra

$  428,967

South Central Sierra

$  507,055

North Central Sierra

$  475,826

North Sierra

$  444,095

A wide range of projects were funded, from watershed and meadow restoration to conservation easements on historic ranches and fuel break/forest restoration projects.

For a complete list of funded projects, visit this link for the SOGs:  or this link for the Competitive Grants:

For more information about the grant process, contact:
Sierra Nevada Conservancy 
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 823-4670 | Fax: (530) 823-4665