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.
2021 broke last year’s record for acres burned in the Sierra Nevada. Recent megafires are so destructive they are unlike anything seen in the historical record.
After facing record-breaking fire seasons, we’ve identified five strategies that respond to the region’s recovery needs and build resilience for the next fire.
The Caples Project was one of the largest treated areas in the Caldor Fire burn area, which remained resilient despite extreme heat and drought in 2021.
New 2022 wildfire recovery and forest resilience grant guidelines and project funding for Fresno and Tulare County Sequoia Grove fire resilience restoration.
We are adding nearly two million acres to our service area, including vital Northern California forests and water sources, such as Shasta Lake.
Although Pollock Pines and Sly Park were directly in the Caldor Fire’s path, they didn’t lose a single home or structure in the fire.
Amid the Dixie Fire, Feather River RCD proves that building capacity strengthens organizational resilience, disaster response, and project-pipeline integrity.
The Sierra-Sequoia Burn Cooperative, in partnership with Native American fire experts, will treat 115 acres while training tribes and other local crews.