10th Annual Legislative Reception – April 18th, 2018

Please join the board of The Sierra Fund along with leaders from the Sierra Nevada and other conservationists for our 10th Annual Legislative Reception Wednesday, April 18th at the Citizen Hotel 7th Floor Metropolitan Terrace, 926 J Street, in downtown Sacramento. This year The Sierra Fund will honor former and current Chairs of three Assembly […]

Take Action to Protect AmeriCorps Funding

Federal funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that sponsors service programs including AmeriCorps, is once again on the chopping block under the President’s proposed 2019 budget. Tell Congress to expand, not eliminate, AmeriCorps funding. The AmeriCorps program is of great significance to the Sierra. Each year, the Sierra Nevada […]

US Army Corps Releases Study on Lower Yuba Restoration

Update: The Army Corps has rescheduled their second public meeting for the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study to Friday, February 2. The original meeting, scheduled for January 22, was cancelled due to the US Government shutdown. Rescheduled Army Corps Public Meeting Date: Friday, February 2 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Location: John E. Moss […]

TSF Board Endorses Two Water Bonds

The Sierra Fund Board of Directors has formally endorsed two water bonds: The Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (SB 5, author Senator de León) was passed in August 2017 and will appear on the June 2018 ballot. The act proposes the issuance of $4 billion in […]

Now Hiring – Environmental Justice Community Organizer (Bilingual)

The Sierra Fund (TSF) is seeking a bilingual Environmental Justice Community Organizer, responsible for leading the implementation of TSF’s Disadvantaged Community (DAC) Outreach Program in the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) watershed region. The Environmental Justice Community Organizer will identify key stakeholder groups and leaders in the regional Spanish language community and increase the engagement […]

US Supreme Court Denies Review of Suction Dredge Mining Case

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition to review the Rinehart v. State of California case, decided by the California Supreme Court in 2016. The State Supreme Court ruled that California’s temporary ban on suction dredge mining is not preempted by the federal Mining Act of 1872. Click here for the US Supreme […]

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 […]

Caroling a Huge Hit at Annual Holiday Party

The Sierra Fund hosted our annual holiday party at the office last Thursday evening. Thanks to our partners, friends and family for joining us to celebrate the successes of 2017 and to look forward to the New Year! A highlight of the party was a performance by TSF staff of our original 2017 accomplishments “countdown […]

US Gov Brief on Suction Dredge Case

Earlier this month, the US Government filed an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court opposing the Court’s review of the Rinehart v. State of California case. In 2016 the California Supreme Court unanimously decided that the State’s temporary ban on suction dredge mining is not preempted by the federal Mining Act of 1872. Rinehart […]

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, […]