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The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service, and The Nature Conservancy announce the release of a new study that shows that investing in proactive forest management can save the public millions of dollars. Learn more about the study or download a copy of the full report here.



The Sierra Nevada Region is vitally important to the environmental, economic, and social well-being of California. Critical issues, including those described below, must be addressed in order to protect and enhance the Region’s many benefits and contributions.

The Sierra-Delta Connection

Were you aware that the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Governing Boards recently took action to formally recognize the Sierra-Delta connection? Learn more…

Sierra Nevada Water Facts
Sierra Nevada Drought Facts

Healthy Forests

Did you know that many Sierra Nevada forests and the numerous benefits they provide are at risk of large damaging fires? Learn more…

Rim Fire Facts


Were you aware that producing energy from forest biomass can improve forest health and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire? Read more…

Bioenergy Facts

Abandoned Mine Lands

Did you know that historic mining activities in the Sierra Nevada left behind mercury and other toxics that are a concern for human health today? Read more…

Board Meeting

March 12, 2014 at the Joint Board meeting of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta Conservancy the boards approved the Joint Resolution No. 03-14-01 “Sierra to the Sea”.

River Cleanup Coordinator Training

The SNC is looking for local community groups to host cleanup sites for the 2014 Great Sierra River Cleanup. In a free, one-day training session you can learn how to:

  • Establish an event timeline, budget, and workplan
  • Gain media exposure for your organization
  • Recruit volunteers from your community
  • Solicit sponsorship to support your event
  • Collect data on trash and recyclables removed from your watershed
The training session will be held on Thursday, April 17, from 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. in Auburn. To participate, please register no later than Tuesday, April 15. If you are unable to attend the training session, but would still like to join the Great Sierra River Cleanup, contact Marji Feliz at (530)823-4679 or toll free (877)257-1212.

Investing in California's Watershed

Investing in California’s Watershed Learn more ... Press Release

2012-13 Annual Report

We are pleased to release the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Fiscal Year 2012-13 Annual Report . For more information visit our about us page .

2013-14 Grant Guidelines

The SNC is pleased to open the 2013-14 Proposition 84 Grant round with the release of the Grant Guidelines and Grant Application Packet . The focus areas of this round are Healthy Forests and Abandoned Mine Lands. Eligible projects will be limited to those that meet the eligibility criteria as established in the guidelines.

Sign Up for Email Notification

Did you know that you can sign up to receive email notifications from SNC about several topics? Stay up to date on the latest news by visiting the email notification page. Do you already receive messages from SNC? You can check your existing subscription settings here also.

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