Spanish-Speakers gain resources

Communities across the Sierra are proactively preparing for wildfire, but language, economic, and social barriers are creating a divide between fire-ready community members and those who are not able to take proactive measures. In the extreme, wildfire causes loss of life, shelter, and livelihood. Emergency preparedness, the creation of defensible space, landowner assistance programs, fuels […]

Environmental Health Summit Provides Resources to the Public

On November 13, 2018 The Sierra Fund (TSF) convened more than 50 community members for a free, two-hour discussion to explore unique exposures that impact Gold Country residents. TSF launched the Environmental Health Summit by delivering lightning talks on four issues: mercury in fish; dusty recreation on mine-scarred lands; water quality and access; and wildfire and […]

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 […]