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Wildfire risk reduced near Scotts Flat Reservoir in Nevada City

Nestled between the steep, pine-covered slopes of the Central Sierra Nevada lies Scotts Flat Reservoir, an incredibly vital water resource for many local communities. Over the last century and a half, the forests surrounding this watershed have become severely overcrowded with far too many trees per acre. Without proper treatments, the landscape is prone to […]

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SNC to pilot wildfire resilience landscape investment strategy

For more than a decade, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) has been investing in projects and partners that support the environmental, economic, and social well-being of its service area. With forest health as the foundation, the Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) weaves together four priorities: restoring healthy ecosystems, improving community resilience, promoting sustainable recreation and tourism, […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy approves more than $21 million in wildfire recovery & forest resilience grants

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board (Board) approved more than $21 million in Wildfire Recovery and Forest Resilience grants at its quarterly board meeting June 2 and discussed staff recommendations for operational updates responding to legislation that expanded the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s service area. The 2021 Budget Act appropriated $50 million to the Sierra Nevada […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy Launches new Grant Programs to Conserve Lands and Boost Local Economies

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a state agency dedicated to improving the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada region, has launched its 2022 Strategic Land Conservation and Vibrant Recreation and Tourism Directed Grant programs. “These two vital grant programs will help us to continue our efforts to conserve lands that provide essential benefits […]

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Five wildfire recovery strategies for the Sierra Nevada

Following several years of uncharacteristically large and severe wildfires, the Sierra Nevada region is in uncharted territory. In 2021 alone, approximately 1.5 million acres burned. Over half of those acres experienced high-severity fire, which kills at least 75% of vegetation. These fires have left behind an altered landscape that now includes vast expanses of dead […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy moves swiftly to invest $19 million in regional wildfire resilience

AUBURN, Calif.) — Earlier today, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s (SNC) Governing Board authorized 15 forest and wildfire resilience grants totaling just over $19 million under a new Immediate Action Wildfire and Forest Resilience (IAWR) grant program. “The Sierra Nevada covers a quarter of California and our communities, along with headwater forests rich in biodiversity and […]

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$20 million available for shovel-ready forest and wildfire resilience projects in Sierra Nevada

AUBURN, Calif. April 13, 2021 – The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), a California state agency, announced the availability of $20 million dollars for the implementation of shovel-ready forest health projects in the region. The Immediate Action Wildfire and Forest Resilience directed grant program was made possible by an early action wildfire and forest resilience budget […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy to Host WIP Summit March 4

AUBURN, Calif. February 25, 2020 – The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is partnering with the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) to host a Secretary’s Speaker Series focused on the Sierra Nevada region on March 4 at the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Summit in Sacramento, CA. Join Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot for […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board Awards More Than $900,000 for Prop. 68 Projects, Allocates Additional $5 Million

AUBURN, Calif. December 12, 2019 – At its quarterly Board meeting in Tehama County, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved a total of $931,827 in Proposition 68 funds for eight different projects focused on land conservation, community resilience, and recreation and tourism enhancement in the Sierra Nevada. “These on-the-ground efforts exemplify the holistic […]

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AUBURN, Calif. December 9, 2019 – The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC), a California state agency focused on supporting and improving the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada, will host a field trip and hold its quarterly Board Meeting in Mill Creek Dec. 11 & 12. The two-day event in eastern Tehama County […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board Awards More Than $3 Million for Restoration Projects

AUBURN, Calif. June 7, 2019 – At its quarterly meeting, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved a total of $3,122,551 in funds for five different projects focused on improving watershed and forest health throughout the Sierra Nevada. Each of the selected projects strike at the heart of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board awards over $26 million for forest health projects

CAMERON PARK, Calif. March 12, 2019 – The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board recently authorized over $26 million in funds for 35 projects that will reduce wildfire risk, protect water supply, and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region. The projects awarded support the goals and objectives of the Sierra Nevada […]

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Sierra Nevada Conservancy awards nearly $3 million for forest health and watershed restoration projects

AUBURN, Calif. March 9, 2018 – Yesterday the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved nearly $3 million in grants for projects that will reduce wildfire risk and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region. Funding for these projects comes from Proposition 1, The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. […]

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Bear Yuba Land Trust, Truckee River Watershed Council among recipients of Sierra Nevada Conservancy grants

AUBURN, Calif. December 8, 2016 – Today the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved $3.1 million in grants for ten projects that will decrease wildfire risk, lessen tree mortality, and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region. Funding for these projects comes from Proposition 1, The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement […]

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