Climate Change: Fire and Rain in California

The state’s headwaters are ground-zero for the impact of global climate change on California’s water and air. This policy paper, developed by The Sierra Fund with input from the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, discusses the need for significant investment to address the forecasted impacts of climate change on forest fire and watershed health […]

CABY IRWM interactive map now online!

We’re excited to announce that a new interactive watershed map is live for the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) region. Click on the link to view the Watershed Data Management Application (DMS), created as an information clearinghouse to support CABY stakeholders in integrating regional water projects. The Sierra Fund (TSF) coordinated the development of this […]

Sierra Water Workgroup Summit – June 12-13, 2014

The Sierra Water Workgroup Summit will be held this year in Kings Beach, CA on June 12-13, 2014. The Summit theme this year is drought and climate change. The 2014 Sierra Water Work Group Summit, sponsored by the State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the Sierra Nevada Alliance. The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin will is on the agenda as part of the Water Bond Plenary session, as well as the breakout session on the Sierra-Delta Connection. We hope to see you there!

The Sierra Fund awarded $5.5 million for water projects

The Sierra Fund has received a grant of $5.5 million from the California Department of Water Resources for water quality and supply projects proposed as part of the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM). The successful proposal, CABY Headwaters Resilience and Adaptability Program, was submitted last winter as part of the Department’s Proposition 84 Round 2 Implementation Grant Solicitation.

Full funding recommended for TSF’s $5.5 million CABY region proposal

The CABY region’s implementation proposal to the CA Department of Water Resources, for which The Sierra Fund is the lead applicant and fiscal sponsor, has been recommended for full funding.  The proposal package includes a dozen projects in the CABY IRWM region including needed water infrastructure, innovative small hydroelectric projects, and mine lands and meadow […]

TSF serves as lead applicant for CABY IRWM Implementation Proposal

The Sierra Fund was honored to serve as lead applicant on the recently submitted proposal for a host of integrated water supply and water quality projects in the CABY (Cosumnes, American, Bear Yuba) region. We worked closely with project sponsors including American Rivers, Camptonville Community Services District, City of Placerville, El Dorado Irrigation District, Nevada […]

Congratulations to CABY on recommendation for Planning and Implementation Funding

23 June 2011, NEVADA CITY – In addition to funding for updating their Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, CABY has been recommended for $3.1 million in implementation funding for 16 projects.  Funded activities include water supply, conservation, and water use efficiency projects.  Nevada City is the fiscal sponsor of this proposal, while CABY will oversee […]