Building Resilience in California’s Sierra-Cascade

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.

News Spotlight


  • May 17, 2023Our upcoming Board meeting is June 1, 2023, in Chester, CA. Our Governing Board will meet to consider $22.5 million in forest resilience, land conservation, and recreation grants. The Board will tour area wildfire recovery and community resilience projects on May 31. The public is welcome to attend both events.
  • May 16, 2023Job Opportunity: Board Support Analyst. We are seeking someone who has experience in supporting a governing board, planning and implementing events, and document review and proofing. The final filing date is 6/5/2023.
  • April 17, 2023We are now accepting Concept Proposals for our Wildfire Recovery and Forest Health Directed Grant Program. Contact your SNC Area Representative to discuss your project ideas.
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

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 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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