TSF Presence at Multiple Conferences


The Sierra Fund staff has been busy this holiday season attending and preparing for multiple conferences, including the 9th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference, the 2016 Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) Biennial Conference, and the upcoming American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference December 12 – 16 in San Francisco, CA.

CEO Izzy Martin receives sabbatical award


On September 20, 2016 The Sierra Fund’s CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin traveled to Los Angeles to be honored as one of eight leaders who were awarded this year’s California Wellness Foundation Sabbatical Award. This is the second leadership award that Martin has received in the last year. In early 2016 she was one of five […]

Thanks to early sponsors of Reclaiming the Sierra 2017


The Sierra Fund is pleased to announce our early conference 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 […]

Welcome back, Kelsey, as staff


The Sierra Fund is pleased to welcome Kelsey Westfall to the team as a staff member, in the position of Outreach Coordinator and Policy Assistant. Kelsey served two years with The Sierra Fund as an AmeriCorps member, through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) program. During this time, she launched TSF’s Post It Day event, […]

Welcome new staff: Beth Bordner


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 […]

Fond farewell to Alec Arditti


The Sierra Fund bids a fond farewell to Alec Arditti, who spent 11 months as our Research Assistant through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. In this position, Alec conducted field work including water quality and storm water sampling, sediment sampling and more at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, California’s largest abandoned hydraulic mine. Alec was […]

Call for Abstracts Open for RTS 2017


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. […]

Suction Dredge Mining Ban Upheld in CA Supreme Court

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 […]

Save the Date! May 8-9, Reclaiming the Sierra 2017 Conference


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 […]

TSF to convene a session at AGU


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 […]

Staff Transitions at The Sierra Fund

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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 […]

We’ve Moved – Come celebrate at the Open House, June 28th!

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The Sierra Fund has moved to a new office! Be sure to note our new address: 103 Providence Mine Road, Suite 101 Nevada City, CA 95959 Come tour The Sierra Fund’s beautiful new space at the Open House on Tuesday, June 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The new office, located at 103 Providence Mine Road, […]