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 California’s Sierra Nevada-Cascade region.
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.
We jointly funded up to 1,200 acres of fuels reduction work near Nevada City in the ‘Inimim Forest, 10 parcels managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
In response to our region’s wildfire and forest health crises, our Landscape Grant Pilot Program will test two approaches to increase restoration.
We funded the Grant Grove Big Stump Ecological Restoration Project, which will reduce wildfire risk in several groves around Sequoia & Kings Canyon.
We funded 285 acres of fuels reduction work in the South Fork Mokelumne River watershed, a high-priority area for protecting communities from wildfire.
A year after the Caldor Fire ignited near Lake Tahoe, some lessons are clear. What we do before wildfires ignite can make all the difference on the ground.
We open the hood on forest restoration & wildfire risk reduction projects, showing what it takes to get a project on the ground and to completion.
We provided a $1 million grant to Sierra Nevada Journeys, a nonprofit that provides outdoor programs to kids from Northern California and Nevada.