Environmental Health Summit Provides Resources to the Public

On November 13, 2018 The Sierra Fund (TSF) convened more than 50 community members for a free, two-hour discussion to explore unique exposures that impact Gold Country residents. TSF launched the Environmental Health Summit by delivering lightning talks on four issues: mercury in fish; dusty recreation on mine-scarred lands; water quality and access; and wildfire and […]

You’re Invited: Environmental Health Summit- November 13

The Sierra Fund (TSF) is excited to invite those who live, work or play in Nevada County to attend a free evening of discussion about the unique environmental health challenges that impact Gold Country communities. The Environmental Health Summit will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Peace Lutheran […]

Sierra Fish Consumption Advisory (Poster)

This fish consumption advisory information applies to all lakes and reservoirs in California without site-specific advice, which is the vast majority of lakes in the Sierra.

The Sierra Fund worked with agency staff at the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and Department of Public Health to develop this advisory poster for Sierra anglers, which consists of the state-issued fish consumption advisory for these lakes and reservoirs.

Environmental Health Risks from Abandoned Mines in the Sierra Nevada (2011)

NEWLY UPDATED! — This document contains summaries of four studies conducted by The Sierra Fund to learn about the environmental health exposure potential associated with abandoned mines in the Sierra Nevada, and a pilot health outreach program to bring these findings to Sierra communities.

TSF Releases Report on Pilot Environmental Health Outreach Program

The Sierra Fund is proud to release a new report detailing activities, results, and lessons learned from a year-long pilot outreach program in four Sierra communities. The short term goals of this program were to prevent and reduce exposure to mercury from locally caught fish in Sierra communities, and to raise awareness about mercury in the fish and other mine-related toxins, among community members, leaders, and healthcare providers. The long term goal is to build a movement to clean up sources of legacy mining pollution in the Sierra.

Environmental Health Outreach Program Report (2014)

This ten-page report outlines goals, activities, and lessons learned from The Sierra Fund’s 1-year pilot outreach program about environmental health threats associated with abandoned mines. Goals of the program were to prevent and reduce exposure to mercury from locally caught fish in Sierra communities; to raise awareness about mercury in the fish and other mine-related […]

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.

TSF participates in EPA’s Environmental Justice “Teach In”

An AmeriCorps Member’s perspective on the EPA Region 9 Environmental Justice “Teach-In” By Amber Taxiera, Outreach Coordinator for The Sierra Fund Sandy Karinen, Izzy Martin and Amber Taxiera at the EPA EJ Teach In, March 6, 2014 On March 6th, I had the privilege of attending the Environmental Justice “Teach-In” at the U.S. EPA in […]

CA Water & Abandoned Mines Maps (Handout)

This handout illustrates how the majority of California’s surface water and the majority of the state’s historic mines are located in he Sierra Nevada.

Strategic Mercury Cleanup Targets (Handout)

This conceptual illustration, developed by The Sierra Fund, shows two main mercury cleanup targets for California: upland abandoned mines and downstream reservoirs.

2012 Conference Proceedings

Conference proceedings and follow up materials from Reclaiming the Sierra 2012:  Green $olutions to Abandoned Mines, including PowerPoint presentations, notes, and much more! Click here for conference program Click here for conference abstracts

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.