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
Paths to environmental and economic resilience highlighted at 2023 WIP Summit
At SNC’s Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Summit, regional leaders discussed their work addressing critical issues in California’s Sierra-Cascade.
SNC approves $27 million in Watershed Improvement Program grants
SNC’s Governing Board approved over $27 million in grants to wildfire recovery and forest resilience, recreation, and land conservation projects.
2022 Letter from the Executive Officer
As climate change and wildfire risks pose ongoing threats, SNC’s accomplishments reinforce my belief in our collective ability to solve big problems.
2022 fire season: a break from fire & smoke, but not from risk
Even after a mild 2022 fire season, fire specialists and resource managers still see a concerning trend toward larger and more destructive fires.
- March 6, 2023Our Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Summit was on March 1. The video recording is now available!
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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GovernorState of California
SecretaryNatural Resources Agency
Executive OfficerSierra Nevada Conservancy