Reclaiming the Sierra

Headwater Mercury Source Reduction Workshop

Reclaiming the Sierra 2019: Headwater Mercury Source Reduction


Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 focused on strategies to promote headwater resiliency with a vision of adaptive recovery for the environment and communities that are still blighted from centuries-old resource extraction. Four targets for addressing mercury contamination and restoring ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada are:

  1. Hydraulic Mines and Mine Features
  2. Mercury in Forest and Land Management
  3. Mercury-Contaminated Sediment in Reservoirs
  4. Mercury Exposure via Fish Consumption

Program at a Glance

8:00 amRegistration Opens
Coffee and Tea Served in Ballroom
Sim Table Demonstrations
9:00 - 10:00 amWelcoming Remarks: Elizabeth "Izzy" Martin, CEO, The Sierra Fund

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jane Hightower, Author of “Diagnosis Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison”
10:00 - 11:15 amHydraulic Mines and Mine Features Panel
11:15 - 11:30 amBREAK
11:30 am - 12:30 pmMercury in Forest and Land Management Panel
12:30 - 1:00 pmLUNCH PROVIDED
1:00 - 1:45 pmKeynote Speaker:
William Craven, Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee
1:45 - 3:00 pmMercury-Contaminated Sediment in Reservoirs Panel
3:00 - 4:00 pmMercury Exposure via Fish Consumption Panel
4:00 - 4:45 pmOpportunities for Collaboration Across Strategic Targets
4:45 - 5:00 pmHMSR Resolution of Support
5:00 - 7:30 pmEvening Reception
Pine Cone Awards
Sim Table Demonstrations