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.
The Sierra Fund was deeply honored to be recognized as the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) partner of the year, at their State of the Yuba event last week. TSF staff and board members were in attendance, along with many supporters of our watershed. Thanks SYRCL for another great event, and all you do […]
Governor Brown signed into law two significant pieces of legislation aimed at improving enforcement of California’s Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA). The Governor signed SB 209 (Pavley) and AB 1142 (Gray), two complementary bills that together represent significant reform to SMARA. SB 209 and AB 1142 together make numerous changes to the state surface mining provisions regarding reclamation plans, financial assurances, annual inspections, and enforcement.