TSF CEO to Make Address at Sierra Nevada Conservancy Summit

The Sierra Fund’s CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin will address participants at the upcoming Sierra Nevada Conservancy Summit: Interest on a Past-Due Bill: Funding Watershed Restoration and Forest Health, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Martin will speak in the morning during the “State of Sierra Watersheds” discussion on the status of watershed restoration investment in the […]

TSF Science Director to Present at DTMC’s February Meeting

Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan is slated to discuss “Sediment Removal Projects and Associated Monitoring Plans at Three Sierra Reservoirs” at the upcoming Delta Tributaries Mercury Council (DTMC) meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Additional agenda items include a review of the Bay-Delta Science Conference, a USGS presentation on the South Bay Salt Ponds and […]

Development Assistant Position Open

Update: Applications for this position are no longer being accepted. Future employment opportunities will be posted here as they become available. The Sierra Fund is currently seeking a half time Development Assistant to join our team of passionate and dedicated staff in our Nevada City office. The Sierra Fund has seen impressive growth of our […]

Save the Date for TSF’s Annual Winter Legislative Reception – February 28th

Please join the board of The Sierra Fund along with leaders from the Sierra Nevada and other conservationists for our 9th Annual Winter Legislative Reception on Tuesday evening, February 28th at the Citizen Hotel 7th Floor Metropolitan Terrace, 926 J Street, in downtown Sacramento. This year The Sierra Fund will honor the following visionary leaders […]

Public Comment Open for SWRCB Beneficial Uses and Mercury Provisions

As of January 3, 2017, the Draft Staff Report, including the Draft Substitute Environmental Documentation (Draft SED), is available for the proposed Part 2 of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California – Tribal and Subsistence Fishing Beneficial Uses and Mercury Provisions (the Provisions). The State Water […]

Trace Metals Sampling Course POSTPONED

UPDATE: This class has been postponed and will be rescheduled in spring 2017 The Sierra Fund’s Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan will co-instruct a course on sampling for trace metals using the “Clean Hands/Dirty Hands” method with Amanda Royal of Brooks Applied Labs. Know and Go: What: Full-day sample collection training course, titled Collecting and […]

Governor’s Budget Includes Funding to Improve Water Quality and Storage

Governor Brown’s budget proposal, released Tuesday, includes funding for an innovative project underway at the Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) Combie Reservoir that improves water storage, water quality and fish habitat. The Budget calls for $6.13 million to be invested in the project to “develop facilities to remove and treat mercury laden sediment derived from abandoned […]

Governor’s Budget Includes Funding for Historic Mine Remediation at State Parks

Governor Brown’s proposed 2017/2018 budget includes a $14.5 million investment to protect water quality from historic mining activities at three state parks including Mt. Diablo State Park, Empire Mine State Historic Park, and Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. These funds can be used for “permit monitoring, sampling, study, evaluation, alternative analysis, implementation, and maintenance of […]

Public Workshops on Protecting Water Quality from Suction Dredging

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is holding five public workshops in January and February 2017 to solicit input on potential actions the SWRCB can take to protect water quality from suction dredge mining. For the dates and locations of the public workshops, click this link, or see below. The problem: Suction dredge mining […]

Last Month to Submit an Abstract to RTS 2017

The deadline to submit an abstract to Reclaiming the Sierra 2017: Headwater Resiliency is quickly approaching! January 31, 2017 is the last day to submit research to the West’s primary conference to showcase innovation in assessment and reclamation of mine scarred landscapes. The Sierra Fund is seeking research projects that address headwater resiliency through cutting […]

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 […]

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 looking for designer jewelry, Reflective Images will donate 20% of all sales to The Sierra Fund! Benefit TSF while grocery shopping at SPD Markets It’s easy! Simply pick up […]