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.
Sierra Nevada megafires killed all, or nearly all, vegetation across large landscapes in 2020 creating new risks to California’s water supply.
When large megafires burn at high severity in the Sierra Nevada, they produce massive plumes of smoke that spread across California, with disastrous effects.
High-severity megafires in the Sierra Nevada aren’t merely a symptom of an emerging climate crisis, the greenhouse gases they create may make the problem worse.
This summit will present a vision of how a restoration economy could be established in the Sierra Nevada, and the resources necessary to make it a success.
SNC’s new North Area Representative will help foster local partnerships, communicate local needs back to state leaders, and develop projects for state funding.
Governor Newsom’s proposed budget includes funding to reduce wildfire risk to vulnerable communities and natural landscapes in the Sierra Nevada.
Lynn Campbell retired at the end of 2020. Her legacy includes thousands of acres of forests, watersheds, trails and communities protected from wildfire.
Feather River Resource Conservation District’s experience using CAL FIRE’s California Vegetation Treatment Program to meet CEQA requirements.