Dr. Monohan’s Presentation, Assm. Natural Resources Committee

On March 24, 2014, Dr. Carrie Monohan, Science Director at The Sierra Fund, testified on mercury in the Sierra to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee as part of a Special Hearing on Mercury and Abandoned Mine Lands.

Legislative Reception January 21 in Sacramento

Join us January 21 at 6pm for our annual Legislative Reception.

TSF Comments on Suction Dredge Regulations (2012)

In March, 2012, The Sierra Fund commented on new regulations by the Department of Fish and Game regarding suction dredge mining. Click here to read TSF’s comments.

TSF Suction Dredge SEIR Comments (2011)

In May 2011, The Sierra Fund commented on a supplemental Environmental Impact Report pertaining to suction dredge mining.

Primer for Local Government Officials (2010)

Nearly every form of government in the historic mining regions of California experiences some sort of impact from legacy mining. This document summarizes the key issues that confront local government officials with legacy mining in their jurisdiction, and provides an outline for how to meet the ongoing challenges they face.

Building a Mining Toxins Working Group: A Blueprint for California

A “Mining Toxins Working Group” was formed from leading scientists, regulators, health professionals, local government officials, tribal leaders and conservationists. The Mining Toxins Working Group met for three days to discuss the most effective way to support education, outreach, leadership and collaboration between government, business, and scientific community in an effort to address the many facets of mining’s toxic legacy in California.

Primer for Non-Profit Organizations (2010)

The Sierra Fund created this document to summarize the key issues that confront nonprofit organizations facing legacy mining issues in their communities. The Primer answers three key questions: What are the modern-day effects of historic mining in the Sierra Nevada? Why do nonprofit organizations need to be aware of these impacts? What can nonprofits do to respond to legacy mining hazards in their communities?