The Sierra Fund celebrated our 15th anniversary this month, along with all that we’ve accomplished in 2016 to further our mission to increase and organize investment in protecting and restoring the natural resources and communities of the Sierra Nevada. Our move to a beautiful new office in June has supported TSF’s collaborative and scientific activities […]
Wow, 2015 was a big year for The Sierra Fund. From tours for Chinese regulators trying to learn from California’s mining history, to passage of key legislation, to our Reclaiming the Sierra conference to release of the first major report on our scientific research at the Malakoff Diggins hydraulic mine site, this has definitely been a year to write home about. Please take a moment to peruse this summary of our accomplishments here:
This 216-page report and 8-page executive summary are the result of the first phase of The Sierra Fund’s Malakoff Diggins Project, more than five years of collaborative science-based data collection, research, and analysis at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (MDSHP), part of the California State Parks system.
This fish consumption advisory information applies to all lakes and reservoirs in California without site-specific advice, which is the vast majority of lakes in the Sierra.
The Sierra Fund worked with agency staff at the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and Department of Public Health to develop this advisory poster for Sierra anglers, which consists of the state-issued fish consumption advisory for these lakes and reservoirs.
In the last twelve months, The Sierra Fund has taken significant strides in pursuit of our mission: to increase and organize investment in protecting and restoring the natural resources and communities of the Sierra Nevada.
In addition to continuing our role as statewide leader for Sierra advocacy and action on legacy mines in California, we have stepped into a major new role as coordinator of a $5.5 million grant for a dozen projects in the CABY region, increased our staff capacity, completed the first phase of our mine assessment project at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, and much more.
Click here to view The Sierra Fund’s 2013 IRS Form 990.
This brochure covers precautionary measures to take when choosing which locally-caught fish to eat. The brochure was created as a follow up to The Sierra Fund’s two studies on human exposure to legacy mining toxins. High levels of mercury are common in certain species of fish in the Sierra Nevada. Mercury is known to cause serious health problems, especially for developing children and babies.
NEW! This ten-page report outlines goals, activities, and lessons learned from The Sierra Fund’s 1-year pilot outreach program about environmental health threats associated with abandoned mines. Goals of the program were to prevent and reduce exposure to mercury from locally caught fish in Sierra communities; to raise awareness about mercury in the fish and other […]