Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Strategy Presented to Downstream Stakeholders

Last week, TSF’s Program Director Carrie Monohan presented our Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy to members of the Delta Tributaries Mercury Council (DTMC). The HMSR Strategy outlines four strategic targets to abate the impacts of mercury- from the Sierra to the sea. It was the focus of our October 2019 Reclaiming the Sierra Conference, […]

NID’s Project at Combie Reservoir Honored for Innovation

On April 24th, the Nevada Irrigation District’s Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project was honored as the Outstanding Small Project of the year at the American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Region 2018 Project Awards and Goize Scholarship Banquet. This project employs an innovative recovery process to remove sediment from Combie Reservoir, with the […]

TSF Contributes to Seminar Series on Sedimentation

On October 12, 2018 The Sierra Fund’s (TSF) CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin and Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan participated in one of several seminars being hosted by UC Berkeley as part of the Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar Series on Water Management: Past and Present Adaptations. TSF was invited by UC Berkeley Professor G. Mathias (Matt) Kondolf, fluvial […]

Gov’s Budget Funds Sierra Remediation Projects

California’s 2017/2018 budget, recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, includes funding for two projects in the Sierra that will help protect water quality and abate mercury contamination resulting from historic mining activities. TSF CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin commends the investments by the Governor and state departments, saying “this dedicated funding provides real financial leverage to […]