The Sierra Spotlight
The Sierra Spotlight, our digital newsroom, draws upon the regional knowledge and expertise of Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) staff to highlight the most important restoration, scientific, and policy events in the Sierra Nevada Region.
We spoke with California county supervisors about wildfire risk and preparedness in the Sierra Nevada region.
Governor Newsom appointed Heather Bernikoff, of Mariposa County, to fill a vacant position on our Governing Board.
Amid a pandemic and record-shattering wildfire season, we worked through tragedy and toward resilience to maintain essential services and launch new programs.
In 2020, the SNC partnered with the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) to establish a $17-million Biomass Utilization Fund (BUF).
In 2020, the Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative partnership coalesced behind 10 pillars of resilience that represent desired landscape outcomes.
Where Plumas County Fire Safe Council, an SNC grantee, completed work to improve forest health, the North Complex fire burned in less destructive ways.
Where Lassen Fire Safe Council, an SNC grantee, completed work to improve forest health, the Sheep fire burned in less destructive ways.
While the total acres burned grabs headlines, the amount, size, and arrangement of high-severity fire is unlike anything the Sierra Nevada has experienced.