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 […]

Busy Field Season Demonstrates TSF’s Strategic Plan in Action

The Sierra Fund’s Platform for Action, released in February 2017, outlines our strategic plan to restore ecosystem and community resiliency in the Sierra Nevada. The goal of our Ecosystem Resiliency Program is to assess and restore forest, meadow and aquatic ecosystems impacted by the Gold Rush. Three summer fieldwork projects demonstrate how TSF is putting […]

Spanish Language Fish Advisories Posted for the First Time During Post It Day 2017

On Saturday, August 5 a host of community volunteers traveled to popular fishing locations in the Sierra to increase access to information about which locally caught fish are safe to eat. Ten volunteers organized by The Sierra Fund posted over thirty state-issued fish consumption advisories in two languages at nine water bodies in five Sierra […]

Save the Date: August 5 for Post It Day 2017

Sierra reservoirs are at capacity after a wet winter, and the summer fishing season is in full swing. As anglers head to local water bodies, The Sierra Fund is making sure they have access to important information about which fish are safe to eat. TSF is gearing up for our third annual Post It Day […]

Gov’s Budget Funds Sierra Remediation Projects

California’s 2017/2018 budget, recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, includes funding for two projects in the Sierra that will help protect water quality and abate mercury contamination resulting from historic mining activities. TSF CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin commends the investments by the Governor and state departments, saying “this dedicated funding provides real financial leverage to […]