The Sierra Fund is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Beth Bordner. Beth is joining our team as the Operations Manager and comes to us with a substantial background in nonprofit administration and finance. Beth moved to the Sierra foothills from out-of-state two years ago and has a long time passion for land and […]
The call for abstracts is now open for The Sierra Fund’s fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency. To submit an abstract, visit the conference website at www.reclaimingthesierra.org. Consideration will be given to abstracts that address strategies for headwaters resiliency through cutting edge science, forward thinking policy and state of the art technology. […]
Yesterday the California Supreme Court ruled that the state’s right to protect watersheds from the potential impacts of suction dredge mining is not preempted by the federal Mining Law of 1872. The high court’s ruling is the latest development in a long saga to address the effects of the mining practice on water quality and […]
Mark your calendars! The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce our fourth biennial conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwaters Resiliency, to be held May 8-9 at California State University, Sacramento. The conference will provide a forum for leaders in science and policy to collaborate on a vision of headwaters management to promote the resiliency of […]
Please join us at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, December 12-16 in San Francisco. This year The Sierra Fund will be convening a session to explore comprehensive assessment strategies for mining-impacted landscapes and the ways that these strategies can inform land and water management decisions. We look forward to addressing these concepts with […]
After nine years of hard work to help restore resiliency to the Sierra Nevada headwaters region on behalf of The Sierra Fund, long-time staff member Kerry Morse has announced that she is ready to return to her home state of Montana. Kerry began her service at The Sierra Fund (TSF) in 2007 shortly after graduating […]
Fishing for fun and finding facts was the theme of a family event held at Seaman’s Lodge on Saturday May 21. During the afternoon at Pioneer Park, a family-oriented educational event provided information on which locally caught fish are safe to eat and which are better caught and then released due to high mercury. This event was held in conjunction with the second annual Post It Day volunteer event to post state issued fish consumption advisories at regional water bodies.
As of June 1, 2016 The Sierra Fund will have a new home! Please note the change of address to our new offices at 103 Providence Mine Road, Suite 101, Nevada City, CA 95959. All other contact information remains the same. We look forward to celebrating our new space with you later in the year.
Update: This position has been filled. Please check our website for future employment opportunities. The Sierra Fund is currently seeking an experienced Operations Manager to join our team of passionate and dedicated staff in our Nevada City office. The Sierra Fund has seen impressive growth of our programs and philanthropic services in recent years. We […]
Family fishing season is almost here! Bring the whole family to Pioneer Park, on Saturday, May 21 for the first ever Fishing for Fun, A Family Affair, offering games, activities, an ice cream social, and important information about healthy fish consumption for families. The Sierra Fund, South Yuba River Citizens League and Wolf Creek Community […]
Earlier this month, TSF was honored to be invited to make a presentation to California Environmental Legislative Caucus of the State Senate and Assembly on water quality impacts of abandoned mines. Separately, though on the same day, TSF staff also gave a presentation to the Delta Mercury Exposure Reduction Program (MERP) on our experience conducting public outreach about the human exposure potential to legacy mining pollution in the Sierra. We are thrilled that the abandoned mine and mercury issues in the Sierra are getting the attention they deserve from statewide leaders, and the TSF’s outreach efforts around mercury in the Sierra are proving a useful model for other regions in the State.