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


  • 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.
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.

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.

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Statewide, Regional, and Global Significance


of California’s
land area


of California’s
high fire risk


of Californians
drink Sierra Nevada 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 the Sierra Nevada. 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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