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.
Spotlight on the Sierra Nevada
We have received a record $100 million in funding requests for wildfire- and climate-resilience projects, nearly two-times what we have made available.
After back-to-back devastating wildfire seasons, California’s top leaders, scientists, and community and tribal leaders discussed wildfire recovery strategies.
New Vibrant Recreation and Tourism and Strategic Land Conservation grant guidelines, and $2.1 million in projects funded.
The mill will provide a much-needed market for fire-killed hazard trees and rough-cut lumber for rebuilding communities damaged by the Dixie Fire.
- May 24, 2022Job Opportunity: South Subregion Area Representative (CPDA II). The incumbent performs work related to project development, planning, and implementation in the areas of forest management, watershed health, community sustainability, working landscapes, tourism, and recreation. While eligible for telework, the position requires frequent travel throughout our service area. The final filing date is June 27, 2022.
- May 18, 2022Our upcoming Board meeting is June 1–2, 2022, in Mammoth Lakes. On June 2, our Governing Board will consider funding to over 20 projects and discuss requirements for our recent service area expansion. View detailed meeting information.
Sierra Nevada Region
We serve the Sierra Nevada region, which is made up of all or part of 24 counties and covers almost 27 million acres.
Statewide, Regional, and Global Significance
high fire risk
drink Sierra Nevada water
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.
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