Building Resilience in the Sierra Nevada
We are a California state agency established through bi-partisan legislation to initiate, encourage, and support efforts that improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada region, its communities, and the people of California.
Spotlight on the Sierra Nevada
After facing record-breaking fire seasons, we’ve identified five strategies that respond to the region’s recovery needs and build resilience for the next fire.
2021 broke last year’s record for acres burned in the Sierra Nevada. Recent megafires are so destructive they are unlike anything seen in the historical record.
The Caples Project was one of the largest treated areas in the Caldor Fire burn area, which remained resilient despite extreme heat and drought in 2021.
New 2022 wildfire recovery and forest resilience grant guidelines and project funding for Fresno and Tulare County Sequoia Grove fire resilience restoration.
- January 11, 2022Job opportunity: Tribal Engagement & Grants Analyst. This position requires frequent travel throughout our 27-million-acre region, and is eligible for up to 100% telework. The final filing date is January 31, 2022.
- January 3, 2022SNC is now accepting proposals for the 2022 Wildfire Recovery and Forest Resilience Grant Program. Contact your SNC Area Representative to discuss your project ideas.
Sierra Nevada Region
We serve the Sierra Nevada region, which is made up of all or part of 24 counties and covers almost 27 million acres.
Statewide, Regional, and Global Significance
high fire risk
drink Sierra Nevada water
What We Do
Our Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) leads, funds, and supports efforts that improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada. The WIP is implementing on-the-ground projects that advance state goals and priorities.
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