Reclaiming the Sierra

Info for Participants

Thanks for registering for Reclaiming the Sierra 2012!  May is a fantastic time to visit Nevada City.  Here are some resources to help plan your trip.


Nevada City is approximately 1.5 hours driving from Sacramento or Reno, and 3 hours from San Francisco.  The Miners Foundry (conference facility) is at 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959.


The Emma Nevada House Bed & Breakfast, a conference sponsor, offers “history and modern comfort” only blocks away from the conference facility.

A room block is reserved for conference participants at the Northern Queen Inn, half a mile from the conference facility – mention “Reclaiming the Sierra” for a 15% discount.

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce lists many more excellent places to stay in and around Nevada City.


Here’s a link to the 10 day forecast for Nevada City

Conference Facility

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a Gold Country landmark.  Built in 1855 as a machine shop serving the growing local mines, the Foundry made history in 1879 as the birthplace of the Pelton Wheel, an invention that revolutionized hydroelectric power.  The building was a fully functioning foundry into the 1960s.  Today, its stone walls host cultural events, concerts and conferences.