Reclaiming the Sierra

2012 Conference Sponsors

Rose Foundation

The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is a founding sponsor of Reclaiming the Sierra.  A grantmaking public charity based in Northern California, its funding comes from donations, grants from other foundations, or legal restitution payments and cy pres funds.  Rose’s grantmaking programs support community-based projects and organizations that are building long-term solutions that benefit people, the environment and the economy.

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation

Established in 2000, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations working in the arts and the environment.   Within its responsible mining program, the Foundation supports models of reclamation and restoration work throughout the world.  The Tiffany and Co. Foundation believes that the manner in which precious metals and gemstones are extracted is of the utmost importance. The Foundation supports organizations that promote responsible mining of precious metals, diamonds and gemstones as well as organizations that assist communities where mining occurs, particularly in the American West and Sub-Saharan Africa.

California State University, Chico

The Geological and Environmental Sciences (GEOS) Department at California State University, Chico is a founding sponsor of Reclaiming the Sierra, and a longtime partner in The Sierra Fund’s initiative to assess and address the impacts of legacy mining.  In the GEOS Department, building on learning both in and outside the classroom, students conduct applied and basic research to enhance their understanding of these systems. A major learning goal is that students recognize and understand human activities, the environment, and the local, regional, and global scale. A major feature of all degree programs is that they place a strong emphasis on providing students with excellent hands-on skills. Geology students develop field skills in mapping, describing rocks, and use of maps and compass. Students in the various options under environmental sciences likewise learn to use state-of-the-art instruments and field techniques for water measurement and testing, chemical analysis, vegetation inventory, geophysics, and meteorology.

Flower Essence Services

From Terra Flora, 27-acres of certified Biodynamic and organic gardens and woodlands outside Nevada City, Flower Essence Services produces flower essences and personal care products used in holistic health practices and home care throughout the world. These products promote mind-body wellness, and help us deal with issues of stress, anxiety, depression, fear and other challenges to the contemporary soul.

Sierra Nevada Conservancy

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is a founding sponsor of Reclaiming the Sierra.  SNC is a California state agency created by bi-partisan legislation (AB 2600) and signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2004. The SNC was created with the understanding that the environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada and its communities are closely linked and that the Region and the State of California would benefit from an organization providing a strategic direction. The SNC Region, made up of all or part of 22 counties covering over 25 million acres, is one of the most significant natural and biologically diverse regions in the world. The Sierra Nevada constitutes about 25 percent of California’s land area and is the state’s principal watershed, supplying 65 percent of the developed water supply to residents, agriculture, and other businesses/industries across the state.

Friends of the River

Friends of the River is California’s only statewide river conservation organization. FOR is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems.  Our mission is to protect and restore California Rivers by influencing public policy and inspiring citizen action.

Sierra Health Foundation

Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy with a mission to invest in and serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in Northern California. Sierra Health is committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in the region through convening, educating and strategic grantmaking.  Since we began grant funding in 1985, we have awarded $85 million in cash grants to 893 nonprofit organizations.

California Indian Environmental Alliance

The California Indian Environmental Alliance (CIEA) was created in 2006 by California Tribal representatives and advocates to address mining contaminants, including mercury, left over from the California Gold Rush.  Our core program work is the Mining Toxins and Tribal Health Program.


FTS (Forest Technology Systems) is a leading manufacturer of remote environmental monitoring systems, instrumentation and communications technology. We focus on hydrology, fire weather and specialized meteorological applications.

H. T. Harvey & Associates

Since 1970, H. T. Harvey & Associates has provided both public agencies and private companies with expert ecological consulting services. Our business mission is to furnish our clients with sound scientific information as the basis for making responsible decisions involving land use and resource management.  We serve our clients from our California offices in Los Gatos, Fresno, Davis, and Arcata. While the majority of our work occurs in California, we also have projects in progress worldwide, ranging from Alaska’s Prince William Sound to Antarctica’s Ross Sea.