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.

News

Announcements

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.

Sierra Nevada Region

We serve the Sierra Nevada region, which is made up of all or part of 22 counties and covers 25 million acres.

View maps

Statewide, Regional, and Global Significance

%

of California’s
land area

%

of California’s
high fire risk

%

of California’s
developed water supply

%

of California’s
animal species

%

of California’s
forest carbon

annual
recreation visit-days

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.

Learn more

Executive Structure

Gavin Newsom

Governor
State of California

Wade Crowfoot

Secretary
Natural Resources Agency

Angela Avery

Executive Officer
Sierra Nevada Conservancy