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
In response to our region’s wildfire and forest health crises, our Landscape Grant Pilot Program will test two approaches to increase restoration.
After a third consecutive dry year, dead and dying fir trees are increasing across high-elevation forests in northern and central California.
The Hazel Creek restoration projects improved the water quality at Jenkinson Lake and expanded recreation access with wheelchair-accessible facilities.
This multi-year strategy to conduct fuels-reduction treatments on 56,000 acres around Mammoth Lakes will greatly reduce the threat of damaging wildfire.
- 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.
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.
Statewide, Regional, and Global Significance
high fire risk
drink Sierra-Cascade water
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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