TSF to Launch Opening Panel at Sierra Nevada Alliance Conference

The Sierra Fund’s CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin will help kick off the Sierra Nevada Alliance‘s (SNA) 25th anniversary conference taking place August 15-17 in Kings Beach, CA by participating in the Opening Panel featuring leaders of Sierra organizations discussing how best to create a framework for “Regional Resiliency,” this year’s conference theme. Izzy will launch […]

Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 Inspires Action

Ecosystem and community resiliency in California’s headwaters were the key topics of conversation at The Sierra Fund’s fourth biennial Reclaiming the Sierra conference held this week, May 8-9 at CSU, Sacramento. Hundreds of experts from across the state gathered each day to showcase their research and listen to technical presentations on best practices for restoring […]

One Week Away from Reclaiming the Sierra 2017, May 8 – 10

The Sierra Fund’s fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency, is just one week away, May 8 – 10 in Sacramento, California. Our full conference program is ready to view! Click here to download and peruse the details for three days of exciting happenings. Or, for a quick overview of each day, click […]

Early Bird Registration Open for Reclaiming the Sierra 2017

Early bird registration is now open for The Sierra Fund’s fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency, May 8 & 9, 2017 at California State University, Sacramento. For more information and to register, click here. In addition to traditional conference fare, The Sierra Fund is offering a tour up the Sacramento River by […]

Last Month to Submit an Abstract to RTS 2017

The deadline to submit an abstract to Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency is quickly approaching! January 31, 2017 is the last day to submit research to the West’s primary conference to showcase innovation in assessment and reclamation of mine scarred landscapes. The Sierra Fund is seeking research projects that address headwater resiliency through cutting […]

Thanks to early sponsors of Reclaiming the Sierra 2017

The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce our early conference sponsors for Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency, May 8-9, 2017 at California State University, Sacramento. Thank you to the following agencies and businesses: Title Sponsor: California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation California State University, Chico, Geological and Environmental Sciences Department Teichert Materials […]

Call for Abstracts Open for RTS 2017

The call for abstracts is now open for The Sierra Fund’s fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency. To submit an abstract, visit the conference website at www.reclaimingthesierra.org. Consideration will be given to abstracts that address strategies for headwaters resiliency through cutting edge science, forward thinking policy and state of the art technology. […]

Save the Date! May 8-9, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 Conference

Mark your calendars! The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce our fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency, to be held May 8-9 at California State University, Sacramento. The conference will provide a forum for leaders in science and policy to collaborate on a vision of headwaters management to promote the resiliency of […]

Annual Sierra Water Workgroup Summit to be held August 10, 2015

This year’s Sierra Water Workgroup event is a full-day workshop focused on issues and tools around the theme “Protecting Our Water.” The issues will include: Quantification – how do we figure out how much we actually have; Beneficial and Reasonable Use in the Sierra – What do with what we have; Quality – source protection, legacy mining, forest planning, etc.; and How we interact with the pressures on and interests in the sierra water supply exerted by the needs of the rest of the state – particularly in times of drought and in light of climate change. The event will spend the day framing questions about how these issues can be addressed with specific tools and concrete action, including timelines and assignments, as opposed to simply doing additional planning. We will investigate the trending policies regarding these issues in California and how are dollars expected to follow those policy trends.

Presentations and posters from Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 now available online

Materials are now available online from The Sierra Fund’s conference Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush, held April 20-21, 2015. Powerpoint presentations from select speakers have been uploaded to the conference website, as well as all posters entered into the student poster session. Videos of select presentations will be posted soon.

TSF’s Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 conference a success

Last week, April 20-21, over 200 experts in their field came together at California State University, Sacramento, to address the issue of the ongoing impacts from legacy mines in California. This bi-annual conference, presented by nonprofit organization The Sierra Fund (TSF) of Nevada City, was attended by local, State, and Federal level agencies, technical experts, […]

Conference Brief: Best Available Techniques for Mine Impacted Lands

The Sierra Fund’s third bi-annual conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush, will devote an entire conference track to examining the Best Available Techniques for Mine Impacted Lands (BATMIL). BATMILs represent state of the art options for abating contaminants in the environment. Best Available Techniques should be considered when addressing AMLs during mine site assessment, remediation, and post-remediation effectiveness evaluation.