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 […]

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 […]

One Month Left to Submit an Abstract!

January 5, 2017

The deadline to submit an abstract to Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency is quickly approaching! January 31, 2017 is the last day to submit research to the West’s primary conference to showcase innovation in assessment and reclamation of mine scarred landscapes. The Sierra Fund is seeking research projects that address headwater resiliency through cutting […]

Join our early sponsors!

November 8, 2016

The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce our early sponsors for Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency, May 8-9, 2017 at California State University, Sacramento. Thank you to the following agencies and businesses: Title Sponsor: California Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation California State University, Chico, Geological and Environmental Sciences Department Teichert Materials McCord […]

Conference Brief: Multiple Benefits of Legacy Mine Reclamation Track

April 8, 2015

The ecological footprint of the California Gold Rush, the phenomenon that put our State on the map is vast and spans a significant time frame. The Sierra Fund’s third bi-annual conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush, April 20-21 at California State University Sacramento, will devote an entire conference track to exploring restoration […]

Hold the Date for Reclaiming the Sierra 2014, our bi-annual conference

December 4, 2013

Reclaiming the Sierra 2014: The New Gold Rush will be held September 11 & 12, 2014 in Grass Valley, CA. The Sierra Fund’s bi-annual conference, hosted at the heart of the glitter and devastation of what was California’s original Gold Rush, is the state’s primary venue for collaboration and action around addressing the ongoing effects […]

TSF attends environmental health conference in San Francisco

October 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, 1 October 2012 – All over the state of California residents are organizing to protect themselves and their community from environmental health hazards in air, water and soil. The Sierra Fund joined leaders and organizers from this movement at the Conference on Environmental Health sponsored by The California Wellness Foundation in San Francisco […]

Capital Public Radio story on Nevada City’s EPA Brownfields project and USGS work on Deer Creek

June 21, 2012

Kathleen Masterson, environmental reporter for Capital Public Radio, attended The Sierra Fund’s tour of Deer Creek as part of our Reclaiming the Sierra conference.  She put together an excellent story on mining impacts in this watershed, which aired on May 21 and features our conference speakers including Shelly Covert of Nevada City Rancheria, Jason Muir […]

Get your Tiffin and Kanteen!

May 8, 2012

We have gotten a lot of positive reviews about our conference, but the one thing everyone liked best was receiving their lunches in a souvenir miner’s “Tiffin” lunchbox that they got to bring home at the end of the conference.  We have a limited number of Tiffins and KleanKanteen water bottles for sale that were […]