We are a state agency that leads California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural resources and communities of the Sierra Nevada while protecting them from wildfire and a changing climate.
What Guides Us
We 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.
The magnificent Sierra Nevada Region enjoys outstanding environmental, economic, and social health with vibrant communities and landscapes sustained for future generations.
The SNC was established by bi-partisan legislation (AB 2600) and signed into law in 2004: the Laird-Leslie Sierra Nevada Conservancy Act. Our governing statutes are in sections 33300-33356 of the Public Resources Code.
As a public agency, the SNC Board provides strategic direction to the agency. Our Governing Board is made up of 16 members: 13 voting members and 3 non-voting members.
State Leadership Accountability Act (SLAA)
Government Code sections 13400 through 13407 require each state agency to maintain effective systems of internal control, to evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of these controls on an ongoing basis, and to biennially report. View our 2021 SLAA Report.