2012-2016 Organizational Report (2017)

The last five years have seen an explosion in the impact of The Sierra Fund. By any measure, our programs have grown into making a significant and visible contribution to protecting and restoring the natural resources and communities of the Sierra Nevada. This report, “Five Years for the Sierra,” outlines the key achievements during our […]

A Platform for Action: 2017 Strategic Plan

The Sierra Fund is excited to share our Platform for Action, describing our strategic plan to restore ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada. We invite you to read this outline of our vision, goals and planned activities for the coming five years, using science and advocacy to “save the Sierra.” We are interested […]

TSF’s 2016 Accomplishments

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 […]

TSF 2015 Accomplishments

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:

Humbug Creek Watershed Assessment and Management Recommendations Report (2015)

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.

Sierra Fish Consumption Advisory (Poster)

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.

TSF’s 2014 Accomplishments

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.

The Sierra Fund Form 990 (2013)

Click here to view The Sierra Fund’s 2013 IRS Form 990.

Fish, Mercury and You (Brochure)

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.

Environmental Health Risks from Abandoned Mines in the Sierra Nevada (2011)

NEWLY UPDATED! — This document contains summaries of four studies conducted by The Sierra Fund to learn about the environmental health exposure potential associated with abandoned mines in the Sierra Nevada, and a pilot health outreach program to bring these findings to Sierra communities.

Environmental Health Outreach Program Report (2014)

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 […]

Dr. Monohan’s Presentation, Assm. Natural Resources Committee

On March 24, 2014, Dr. Carrie Monohan, Science Director at The Sierra Fund, testified on mercury in the Sierra to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee as part of a Special Hearing on Mercury and Abandoned Mine Lands.