Governor Brown Issues Executive Order on Forest Health

The Sierra Fund applauds the executive order issued by Governor Brown on May 10, 2018 to combat tree mortality, improve forest management, increase forest carbon storage potential and protect communities from devastating wildfire. The order calls attention to both ecosystem and community resiliency at the nexus of forests, water, climate and people. We are particularly excited […]

TSF’s 8th Annual Winter Legislative Reception a success!

Leaders of Sierra Nevada organizations, legislators, agency heads, and many more gathered on February 17, 2016 for The Sierra Fund’s annual winter legislative reception, held this year at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Over 150 people toasted this year’s honorees for their leadership in reforming regulations to protect California’s water, and consistent support for protecting Sierra Nevada natural resources: Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Ben Allen, and Assemblymember Anthony Rendon.

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park slated for funding in Governor’s proposed budget

The Sierra Fund was excited to see that Governor Brown’s proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year includes funding allocated specifically for addressing hazardous materials remaining from historic mining activities at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. The proposed funding in the Governor’s budget would allow the project to continue to move forward to gather data on cultural resources and environmental assessment, to ensure that proposed solution(s) both protect the park’s fantastic historic legacy, which earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places, and also address contamination remaining from historic mine operations.

RSVP for TSF’s Annual Winter Legislative Reception – February 17th

Please join the board of The Sierra Fund along with leaders from the Sierra Nevada and other conservationists for our Annual Winter Legislative Reception on Wednesday evening, February 17th at the Citizen Hotel 7th Floor Metropolitan Terrace, 926 J Street, in down town Sacramento. This year’s event is shaping up with great food, special honorees, […]

Victory on suction dredge mining reform: Governor Brown signs SB 637

California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 637 to protect California’s water supplies, wildlife and cultural resources from the damaging effects of destructive suction dredge gold mining. The new law requires that all small-scale miners using motorized suction pumps obtain a Clean Water Act Permit from the State Water Resources Control Board before mining in California waterways.