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 citizens of California.

Key Issues

The resilience of the Sierra Nevada depends on healthy forests and communities. Restoring resilience requires that we engage in some of the most pressing issues facing California and the Region.

greenhouse gas, wildfire, water, community, biodiversity, biomass, GHG emissions, forest carbon, forest health, recreation, drought, capacity, habitat, climate, tree mortality, flood, land conservation, workforce development, restoration economies


New Grant Opportunity

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is now working with partners to develop proposals for the 2021 Immediate Action Wildfire and Forest Resilience Directed Grant Program.

2021 WIP Summit: Building the Restoration Economy in the Sierra Nevada

The 2021 WIP Summit was held virtually on March 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

March Board Meeting

Our March 4, 2021 Board meeting was held virtually. View the meeting details.


To protect public health and the health of our staff, and in compliance with March 19 order from California’s Public Health Officer, the SNC has closed our offices to the public. SNC continues to operate and services are available online and by phone. Please contact your SNC Area Representative or other staff, or call (530) 823-4670 for assistance.

Covid-19 updates, State of California

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Our Region

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

By the Numbers

The Sierra Nevada is a region of statewide, national, and global significance.


of CA’s land area


of CA’s developed water supply


of CA’s animal species



of CA’s forest carbon

million recreation visit-days per year

What We Do

We lead, fund, and support efforts that improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada through the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP). Learn more about our work and how the WIP is implementing on-the-ground projects that advance state goals and priorities.