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 […]
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.
The Sierra Fund created this brochure and fully-referenced fact sheet to illustrate the main points of our “Get the Mercury Out” campaign, which aims to increase funding for legacy mine cleanup in California.
This conceptual illustration, developed by The Sierra Fund, shows two main mercury cleanup targets for California: upland abandoned mines and downstream reservoirs.
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
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.
In June 2011, The Sierra Fund, along with a variety of partners, drafted a letter to Governor Brown in a successful effort to retain budget language that pertained to suction dredge mining.
In May 2011, The Sierra Fund commented on a supplemental Environmental Impact Report pertaining to suction dredge mining.
A “Mining Toxins Working Group” was formed from leading scientists, regulators, health professionals, local government officials, tribal leaders and conservationists. The Mining Toxins Working Group met for three days to discuss the most effective way to support education, outreach, leadership and collaboration between government, business, and scientific community in an effort to address the many facets of mining’s toxic legacy in California.
Conference proceedings and follow up materials from Reclaiming the Sierra 2010, including PowerPoint presentations, notes, and much more are available here. Click here to view the conference program. Click here to download the 2010 conference proceedings.
In 2009, The Sierra Fund (TSF) staff interviewed federal land managers from the Sierra Nevada where recreational suction dredge mining for gold occurred, to learn how regulations of this sort of mining were enforced.
In January of 2009, The Sierra Fund comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project Draft Environmental Impact Report, and gave recommendations to the City of Grass Valley.