Reclaiming the Sierra

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 […]

Statewide fish consumption advisory issued for CA lakes and reservoirs

August 5, 2013

The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce that last week, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) finally released “safe eating guidelines” for fish from all of California’s lakes and reservoirs that do not already have site-specific guidelines pertaining to them. This is great news because it means that a long-standing information gap has […]

Like it or not: Mercury threat exists in Gold Country fish – response to the Union opinion column

June 11, 2013

The Sierra Fund’s fully referenced response to The Union 6/7/2013 guest column “Concern about mercury overblown” A recent opinion voiced by Robert S. Shoemaker in the Union newspaper deceptively stated, “Very small amounts of mercury have been found in fish” – he is correct about that, but it is also true that it takes only […]

Mercury Health Trainings & CME Available from CIEA

November 10, 2011

Eating Fish Safely: Mercury Health Trainings Available Now also offering Continuing Medical Education! From California Indian Environmental Alliance CIEA is pleased to be able to continue offering our “Mercury Health: Information in the Environment and Human Body” free of charge thanks to the Women’s Foundation, the California Wellness Foundation, and the Rose Foundation. This presentation can be from 15 […]

TSF releases new health education materials

September 27, 2011

As a follow up to our two recent studies on human exposure to legacy mining toxins, The Sierra Fund has produced new educational materials with precautionary guidelines for people who live, work or recreate in the Sierra. Two new brochures, “Abandoned Mines, Dust and You” and “Fish, Mercury and You” are now available for distribution. […]

TSF to present results of our Gold Country Angler Survey May 17

April 6, 2011

The Sierra Fund Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan is on the agenda for the May 17, 2011 meeting of the Delta Tributaries Mercury Council. Dr. Monohan will present findings from TSF’s 2009-2010 Gold Country Angler Survey, which interviewed anglers at Sierra Nevada waterbodies to learn about their fish consumption and potential exposure to mercury. Delta […]