Reclaiming the Sierra

Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 Inspires Action

May 11, 2017

Ecosystem and community resiliency in California’s headwaters were the key topics of conversation at The Sierra Fund’s fourth biennial Reclaiming the Sierra conference held this week, May 8-9 at CSU, Sacramento. Hundreds of experts from across the state gathered each day to showcase their research and listen to technical presentations on best practices for restoring […]

Tackling Mine-Scarred Lands at Reclaiming the Sierra 2017

May 1, 2017

For California residents the development of regulations and programs to ensure that the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) is appropriately implemented has very real implications. Without proper rules and enforcement the communities and ecosystems of California’s resource-bearing headwaters may be subject to a continued legacy of mining impacts. Join The Sierra Fund at our […]

Conference Tour Filling Up Fast!

April 21, 2017

Register soon to reserve a spot on the charter boat tour Sierra to Sea: A Watershed-Wide Legacy of Mercury Contamination, Wednesday May 10 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, heading North up the Sacramento River from Old Town. The Sierra to Sea tour will feature three experts speaking on different aspects of mercury impacts to […]

Announcing 2017 Keynotes Lawrie Mott and Jordan Fisher Smith

March 22, 2017

The Sierra Fund is excited to announce conference keynote speakers Lawrie Mott and Jordan Fisher Smith. Join us in welcoming these two voices in water politics and wild places to Reclaiming the Sierra 2017! Lawrie Mott, environmental health and science expert and former senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, is currently completing a […]

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

March 6, 2017

Early bird registration is now open for The Sierra Fund’s fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency, May 8 & 9, 2017 at California State University, Sacramento. For more information and to register, click here. In addition to traditional conference fare, The Sierra Fund is offering a tour up the Sacramento River by […]

The Sierra Fund’s Mercury Health Summit a Success

May 7, 2014

Last week, The Sierra Fund hosted a free public event, “Mercury and Human Health: An informational summit on the impacts of mercury exposure through fish consumption” in the California State Capitol Building.  Attendees included medical doctors, public health experts, policymakers and others.  The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Jane Hightower, a San Francisco […]

Mercury expert to speak on human health impacts, May 2 in State Capitol

April 21, 2014

Jane Hightower, MD, author of the exposé Diagnosis: Mercury, will be the keynote speaker at an event highlighting the ongoing human health impacts of mercury in California’s environment. Dr. Hightower, a national expert on mercury, will speak about her research into the health impacts of consuming mercury-contaminated fish, with a special focus on the irreversible […]

Reservoir Siltation Studies Proposed

April 14, 2014

Senator Fran Pavley, Chair of the California Senate Natural Resources Committee, has introduced SB 1259, a bill that if passed and signed by the Governor would: Require the Department of Water Resources to gather data for review of the loss of storage capacity behind dams resulting from siltation; Require that siltation studies include an evaluation […]

2 Positions Open at TSF – Finance Manager and Administrative Assistant

April 14, 2014

The Sierra Fund is currently seeking an experienced Finance Manager and an Administrative Assistant to join our team of passionate and dedicated staff in our Nevada City office. The Sierra Fund has seen impressive growth of our programs and philanthropic services over the last year. We are proud and excited to be able to offer […]

Arsenic Technical Course and Field Trip, June 15-16

April 11, 2014

The Sierra Fund’s partners at USGS are hosting a short technical course on arsenic in Nevada City on June 15-16, 2014.  This course is being conducted in conjunction with the prestigious Goldschmidt2014 conference. Details and contact information are provided below, in this PDF about the workshop, this PDF about the tour, or on the Goldschmidt2014 […]