Tours to Sierra watersheds are an important way that The Sierra Fund works to raise the region’s issues with regional, state and national leaders.
We believe that spending time to visit our communities, State Parks, abandoned mine sites, or rivers is the best way to communicate the challenges and opportunities of the region.
Since 2001, we have led dozens of tours of the region, many as part of our Reclaiming the Sierra Initiative to address legacy mines.
Some notable guests on recent tours led or co-hosted by The Sierra Fund include:
- 11 Members of the CA Legislature, February 2014
- Legislative Staff, December 2013
- Water policy leaders including three members of the California State Assembly, June 2013
- Ethical metalsmiths and international gold supply activists, June 2013
- Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board, December 2012
- US EPA Region 9 Administrator Jared Blumenfeld, August 2012
- CA Department of Toxic Substances Control Director Deborah Rafael and then-Director of State Parks Ruth Coleman, April 2012
- Sierra Club leadership, March 2012
- National Association of Abandoned Mine Lands Program (NAAMLP) Conference participants, October 2011