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

Announcements

Board Meeting

Our quarterly Board meeting was held on December 11–12, 2019. Our Governing Board awarded almost $1 million in grants funded by Proposition 68.

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.

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of CA’s land area

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of CA’s developed water supply

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of CA’s animal species

residents

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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.