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 open the hood on forest restoration & wildfire risk reduction projects, showing what it takes to get a project on the ground and to completion.
We provided a $1 million grant to Sierra Nevada Journeys, a nonprofit that provides outdoor programs to kids from Northern California and Nevada.
We provided $1 million for the fourth phase of a fuels reduction project near Nevada City to protect vital water infrastructure and communities.
After the driest January & February in recorded history, April snow depths were 38% of average for the watersheds that supply much of California’s water.
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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