Building Resilience in
California’s Sierra-Cascade

celebrating 20 years

We are the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), a state agency tasked to improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of California’s Sierra-Cascade region since 2004.

2024 WIP Summit: 20 Years of Impact

Join us on March 8 for our 2024 Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Summit marking the 20th Anniversary of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

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News Spotlight

Comment on SNC’s Draft Strategic Plan

Comment on SNC’s Draft Strategic Plan

We are excited to share SNC’s Draft 2024–2029 Strategic Plan. We hope that you’ll read this draft thoroughly and share your thoughts and expertise.


  • February 21, 2024Our upcoming Board meeting is in Sacramento on March 7, 2024. Our Governing Board will consider awarding $27 million in Wildfire Recovery and Forest Resilience Grants. Detailed meeting information is now available.
  • December 8, 2023Job opportunity: Administrative Analyst. The incumbent is responsible for the most varied and difficult business services programs, including but not limited to Procurement and department-wide Learning and Development. This position reports to our Auburn office and is eligible for up to 60% telework.
The region is located on the eastern side of the state, bordered by highway 5 and 99 to the west and 58 to the south.

Service Area

We serve California’s Sierra-Cascade region, which includes the mountains and foothills of the Sierra Nevada and parts of the southern Cascade Range and Klamath Mountains. The region covers 27 million acres—one quarter of the state.

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Statewide, Regional, and Global Significance


of California’s
land area


of California’s
high fire risk


of Californians
drink Sierra-Cascade water


of California’s
animal species


of California’s
forest carbon

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What We Do

Our Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) leads, funds, and supports efforts that improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of California’s Sierra-Cascade region. The WIP is implementing on-the-ground projects that advance state goals and priorities.

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Executive Structure

Gavin Newsom

GovernorState of California

Wade Crowfoot

SecretaryNatural Resources Agency

Angela Avery

Executive OfficerSierra Nevada Conservancy

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