Reclaiming the Sierra

Workshop: Financing Remediation on Public, Tribal, Nonprofit and Private Land

This workshop was held at The Sierra Fund’s annual conference “Reclaiming the Sierra: A Community Summit on Mining Impacts” November 8-9, 2010 in Nevada City, California.

Workshop Notes

Synopsis: This workshop will help people to better understand the challenges and opportunities of financing mine remediation, and how non-profit, state, federal and tribal organizations can support remediation projects using various funding sources.  Facilitator Jim Branham, Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

Click on the speaker below to see their presentation (if available)

Ignacio Dayrit, Center for Creative Land Recycling: Methods that they have used to remediate and re-use brownfield lands in cities around the state

Jon Blinder, Gold Country Lenders, Inc.: How his efforts to build a “smart growth” project were stalled by mining toxins

Bill Haigh, Bureau of Land Management: How BLM prioritizes projects for remediation and how their programs are funded