Reclaiming the Sierra

Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Workshop Lunch-time Session

May 13, 2020

Biochar as a soil amendment: reducing mercury transport from hydraulic mine debris Madison Brandt’s Thesis Defense, 2020 Traditional Environmental Knowledge and Forest Health Don Hankins, CSU Chico

Eat More Fish? Yes and No.

June 18, 2014

What New Federal Advice for More Fish in Diets of Children and Pregnant Women Means for Californians Federal officials at the Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that they would recommend for the first time that women who are pregnant or breast-feeding and young children eat a minimum of two servings […]

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 […]

KQNY Radio Interview with TSF

April 10, 2014

When we were in Quincy last week, Science Director Carrie Monohan and CEO Elizabeth Martin took time to speak with Leslie Mink of KQNY radio.  The interview aired twice last weekend, and we’re happy to share the full recording with you here – enjoy! HTHT #104 SierraFundMining_Interviewer&CM_4.3.14

The Sierra Fund helps host tour for legislators, February 13

February 27, 2014

Working closely with Assemblymember Brian Dahle and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, The Sierra Fund has again lead a tour into the Sierra Nevada with statewide leaders interested in learning more about the importance of this watershed to the entire state. On Thursday, February 13 Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin joined with eleven members of the California State […]

Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Impacts in Placer County

January 24, 2014

Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Impacts in Placer County  On February 20th, 2014, The Sierra Fund will present information to the public about impacts of historic mining  in Placer County.   Dr. Carrie Monohan will present Fish and Dust: Legacy Impacts from the Gold Rush, an overview of two studies The Sierra Fund completed to assess […]

Informational Meeting on Legacy Mining Impacts in Nevada County – rescheduled to Nov 4

October 18, 2013

RESCHEDULED:  This meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 4, 7:00pm.  This meeting was postponed due to the federal government shutdown, but has now been rescheduled to Monday, November 4th at 7:00 pm.  The meeting location is still at the Nevada City Veterans Hall, 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City.  Contact Amber Taxiera if […]

Mining’s Toxic Legacy Report

November 5, 2010

Our Mining Toxic Legacy Report.  This 85-page report, which we published in 2008, is still hailed as the most comprehensive look at the ongoing environmental, cultural and human health impacts of historic mining in the Sierra Nevada.

Reclaiming the Sierra: Community Summit on Mining Impacts

November 5, 2010
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November 8-9, Nevada City, Calif. We are proud to host the first-ever conference addressing ongoing human health, environmental and cultural impacts from 150 years of mining in the Sierra Nevada. The conference program focuses on positive actions residents, businesses, and leaders can take to clean up their communities and the environment.