TSF’s 2017 Accomplishments

The Sierra Fund released a five-year strategic plan, A Platform for Action, at our Annual Winter Legislative Reception in February, and we’ve been working diligently to implement it’s framework and further our mission to restore ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada. TSF launched three research projects in 2017 to increase our understanding of […]

Support TSF While You Shop!

This holiday season is the perfect time to support The Sierra Fund when you shop locally at SPD Markets, or online at Amazon.com. Or, if you’re in the market for designer jewelry, Reflective Images will donate 20% of selected sales to The Sierra Fund! Benefit TSF while grocery shopping at SPD Markets It’s easy! Next […]

TSF Brings Legislative and Agency Staff to See Abandoned Mines

On November 7, The Sierra Fund (TSF) led a group of bipartisan legislative staff members on a tour of two iconic legacy mines in Nevada County: Empire Mine State Historic Park (SHP), once the richest hard rock mine in California, and Malakoff Diggins SHP, one of the largest abandoned hydraulic mines in the state. Big thanks […]

Mercury in Reservoirs the Topic of Meetings

On Wednesday, October 25, The Sierra Fund will hold it’s second quarterly Technical Advisory Committee meeting for the Headwater Mercury Source Reduction program (HMSR-TAC). The meeting will feature four presentations on the topic of mercury-contaminated sediment in reservoirs. During the California Gold Rush, mercury was used in mining operations to aid in gold recovery. Today, […]

Fish Consumption Advisory Posting Protocol: October 2017 Update

The Sierra Fund is pleased to share this model protocol, outlining the steps and best-practices to plan and execute a volunteer event to post state-issued fish consumption advisories. We hope the Protocol will encourage agencies and organizations statewide to launch fish advisory posting efforts in their region in order to reduce human exposure to mercury. […]

On Air Today! Spanish Language PSA About Mercury in Fish

Today is the first day of a two week schedule to air a Spanish language public service announcement (PSA) about mercury in fish that The Sierra Fund (TSF) developed in partnership with Deer Creek Broadcasting in Chico, California. The goal of the PSA is to reach a wide audience of Spanish speaking listeners with a […]

Science Director Invited to Speak at Department of Conservation

On October 11, 2017, The Sierra Fund’s Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan presented to staff of the CA Department of Conservation as part of their Brown Bag Lunch Series, which features both internal and outside speakers on a range of topics. Dr. Monohan’s presentation addressed Gold Rush-era sources of mercury and sediment, namely abandoned mines […]

Save the Date, December 14 for Holiday Party

Join The Sierra Fund’s Board and staff at our office in Nevada City on December 14, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for our annual holiday party. Let’s get together to celebrate this year’s accomplishments and to look forward to a fantastic 2018! Light refreshments will be provided, and feel free to add to the […]

Dr. Monohan will Present at Science Speaker Series on October 10

CANCELLED: This event is cancelled due to the closure of Sierra College’s Nevada County Campus because of fire danger. The presentation will likely be rescheduled to the spring semester. Mark your calendar for next Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan will present at Sierra College for their Science Speaker Series, co-hosted by the […]

CABY IRWM interactive map now online!

We’re excited to announce that a new interactive watershed map is live for the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) region. Click on the link to view the Watershed Data Management Application (DMS), created as an information clearinghouse to support CABY stakeholders in integrating regional water projects. The Sierra Fund (TSF) coordinated the development of this […]

TSF Pitches Student Project to Post Fish Advisories

Last week, Outreach Coordinator Kelsey Westfall and Program Manager Alex Keeble-Toll presented The Sierra Fund’s Advisory Posting Protocol to students of El Dorado High School’s Natural Resources Program. The Protocol outlines best practices and lessons learned from our three-year project to post state-issued fish consumption advisories at water bodies in the Sierra. The pitch to […]

Coming Soon: Monohan Lab Group Webpage

The Sierra Fund will soon launch a new web-based resource for current and former students of Dr. Carrie Monohan, TSF Science Director and Adjunct Professor at California State University Chico. The Monohan Lab Group (MLG) webpage will offer a platform for Dr. Monohan’s alumni to stay engaged and in contact, to attract potential graduate students […]