Request for Pre-Apps

The SNC is currently accepting Pre-Applications for the Strategic Land Conservation Grant Program, funded by Proposition 68.

Grants and Funding Sources

The SNC Funding Team provides assistance to our Regional partners in identifying funding opportunities and preparing successful applications.

2019-2024 Strategic Plan

How we will address the most-pressing natural resources issues and challenges in the Sierra Nevada.

Our Team on the Ground

Learn more about what implementation of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program looks like across the Region.

THE MISSION OF THE SIERRA NEVADA CONSERVANCY IS TO INITIATE, ENCOURAGE, AND SUPPORT EFFORTS THAT IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF THE SIERRA NEVADA REGION, ITS COMMUNITIES, AND THE CITIZENS OF CALIFORNIA.

The Sierra Nevada
Watershed Improvement Program (WIP)

Restoring forests, protecting communities,
and creating resilience in California’s primary watershed.

Learn more about our overarching program.

Watershed Information Network

Explore the WIP’s online resources.

Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative

Learn more about the WIP’s first pilot effort.

Grants

Learn more about the WIP’s grant programs.

Projects

Explore recent projects funded through the WIP’s grant program.

Latest News

FOR PUBLIC REVIEW: KING FIRE RESTORATION PROJECT

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy has released for public review the Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the King Fire Restoration Project. The proposed project would result in forest fuels reduction and conifer planting activities on 16,682 acres within the King Fire burn scar in the Eldorado National Forest Placerville, Pacific, and Georgetown Ranger Districts. The purpose of the proposed project is to use vegetation management and conifer planting activities to reduce the potential for future severe wildfire and to restore forest health. The proposed project would result in an increase in diversity of tree species and enhanced stand structural diversity which would strengthen forest stands and establish greater resiliency to environmental stresses and disturbances. Public comments may be submitted through May 13, 2019. Please follow this link to review the King Fire Restoration Project Notice of Intent, Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration.

BOARD MEETING

The SNC Board met on March 6 – 7, 2019 in Cameron Park. The two day Board meeting included the 2019 Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Summit on March 6. The following day, March 7, the SNC Governing Board met and approved several SNC Grants. For detailed Board meeting information please visit our March 2019 Board Agenda Page.  

WELCOME NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ANGELA AVERY!

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board announced the hiring of Angela Avery as the SNC’s new Executive Officer.

INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP WILL RESTORE SIERRA NEVADA FOREST HEALTH

How a water agency, conservation organizations, and local, State, and Federal governments found common ground in the Tahoe National Forest.