Environmental Working Group seeking participants for hair mercury study

Environmental Working Group and Mercury Policy Project are studying mercury exposures for American women. The project is seeking to enroll 200 to 400 women who eat seafood frequently, and a comparison group of women who eat little or no seafood. Study participants will be asked to provide a small sample of hair for analysis, and […]

TSF Releases New Technical Report on Malakoff Diggins and the Humbug Creek Watershed

Today, The Sierra Fund is releasing a new report, the result of more than five years of collaborative science-based data collection, research, and analysis at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, part of the California State Parks system. The newly released Report outlines an assessment of the various physical and chemical characteristics of this legacy hydraulic mining park, including the pit or “diggins”; tunnels and shafts from the old mining operation; and the discharge from these features into downstream watersheds. The assessment portion of this Report used a variety of methods to learn about the nature of the pit itself as well as the Humbug Creek (into which the “diggins” discharge) including:

Humbug Creek Watershed Assessment and Management Recommendations Report (2015)

This 216-page report and 8-page executive summary are the result of the first phase of The Sierra Fund’s Malakoff Diggins Project, more than five years of collaborative science-based data collection, research, and analysis at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (MDSHP), part of the California State Parks system.

New Study: Investing in forests reduces megafires and saves millions

Media Release From:  Sierra Nevada Conservancy Study: Investing in forests reduces megafires and saves millions Cost-benefit analysis in Sierra Nevada shows savings of up to 3 times to pay for treatments up front April 10, 2014 San Francisco, CA — A new study released today finds investing in proactive forest management activities can save up […]