Our Region

We serve the Sierra Nevada region, which covers 25 million acres and 25 percent of California’s total land area. It is one of the largest conservancy regions in the state.

Overview

Our region includes the mountains and foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, the Mono Basin, Owens Valley, the Modoc Plateau, and a part of the southern Cascade Range, including the Pit River Watershed.

SNC boundary is on the eastern side of California against the border with Nevada. From north to south, the boundary is bordered by: Tionesta, Bartle, Redding, Oroville, Milton, Merced Falls, Navelencia, and Bakersfield. Highways 99 and 5 are west of the boundary and highway 58 travels along the southern portion of the boundary. Inside the region from north to south: Alturas, Susanville, Quincy, Auburn, Markleeville, Jackson, Mariposa, Bishop, Friant, Three Rivers, Lake Isabella. Highway 89 is in the region south of Bartle. Highway 395 is in the region from the border with Oregon until just before crossing highway 178. Highway 49 is entirely in the region.

Counties

Our region includes of all or part of 22 counties in California.