Building Resilience in California’s Sierra-Cascade

We are a state agency established through bi-partisan legislation to initiate, encourage, and support efforts that improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of California’s Sierra Nevada-Cascade region, its communities, and the people of California.

Spotlight on California’s Sierra-Cascade


  • December 1, 2022Job Opportunity: Grants Financial Analyst. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong experience in state accounting and grant administration. The final filing date is 12/19/2022.
  • November 23, 2022Our upcoming Board meeting is December 8–9, 2022, in Mariposa and meeting materials are available. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Note: Agenda Item 10b, Project #1431-LC, Veater Ranch Conservation Easement Development Project, will not be considered by the Board at this meeting.
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 Nevada-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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