Reclaiming the Sierra

One Month Left to Submit an Abstract!

January 5, 2017

The deadline to submit an abstract to Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency is quickly approaching! January 31, 2017 is the last day to submit research to the West’s primary conference to showcase innovation in assessment and reclamation of mine scarred landscapes. The Sierra Fund is seeking research projects that address headwater resiliency through cutting […]

Join our early sponsors!

November 8, 2016

The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce our early sponsors for Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency, May 8-9, 2017 at California State University, Sacramento. Thank you to the following agencies and businesses: Title Sponsor: California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation California State University, Chico, Geological and Environmental Sciences Department Teichert Materials McCord […]

Call for Abstracts Open for RTS 2017

September 7, 2016

The call for abstracts is now open for The Sierra Fund’s fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency. To submit an abstract, view the full Submission Guidelines here: Consideration will be given to abstracts that address strategies for headwaters resiliency through cutting edge science, forward thinking policy and state of the art […]

Save the Date! May 8-9, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 Conference

August 18, 2016

Mark your calendars! The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce our fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency, to be held May 8-9 at California State University, Sacramento. The conference will provide a forum for leaders in science and policy to collaborate on a vision of headwaters management to promote the resiliency of […]

Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 a success

April 29, 2015

Last week, April 20-21, over 200 experts in their field came together at California State University, Sacramento, to address the issue of the ongoing impacts from legacy mines in California. This bi-annual conference, presented by nonprofit organization The Sierra Fund (TSF) of Nevada City, was attended by local, State, and Federal level agencies, technical experts, […]

Conference Brief: Best Available Techniques for Mine Impacted Lands

April 14, 2015

Over 150 years after the Gold Rush, the State of California continues to grapple with impacts stemming from legacy mining operations. The Sierra Nevada landscape is riddled with abandoned mine lands (AMLs) that present both physical and chemical hazards to residents, tourists, and downstream water users. Addressing chemically or environmentally degraded AMLs effectively requires a […]

Reclaiming the Sierra Tonight Show on April 20 features conference keynotes and Sacramento State Jazz Quartet

April 8, 2015

Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 opens with “The Tonight Show: Legacy Mining, California and the World” featuring Greg Valerio, Mark Nechodom, and Fran Spivy-Weber What:  Reception and “Reclaiming the Sierra Tonight Show” featuring conference keynotes and live music by the Sacramento State Jazz Quartet When: 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Monday April 20 Where: University Union Ballroom […]

Conference Brief: Multiple Benefits of Legacy Mine Reclamation Track

April 8, 2015

The ecological footprint of the California Gold Rush, the phenomenon that put our State on the map is vast and spans a significant time frame. The Sierra Fund’s third bi-annual conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush, April 20-21 at California State University Sacramento, will devote an entire conference track to exploring restoration […]

“Reclaiming the Sierra Tonight Show” featuring conference keynotes and live jazz quartet, Monday April 20

April 1, 2015

Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 will open with a talk-show styled panel of keynotes including Greg Valerio, Mark Nechodom and Frances Spivy-Weber on Monday evening, April 20 Gold mining is big business around the world, and in some cases it is a bloody business. Many countries do not have any worker safety or environmental regulations. According […]

Conference Brief: Improving Mine Reclamation in California

March 26, 2015

Reclaiming the Sierra 2015 Conference Track focuses on new opportunities to address California’s oldest environmental pollution The history of mining regulation (or lack thereof) has shaped California’s landscapes and left lasting impacts on our waters and communities. The Policy and Coordination Track at Reclaiming the Sierra 2015, to be held April 20-21 in Sacramento, will […]