Sierra Nevada Conservancy

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is a California state agency established through bi-partisan legislation to initiate, encourage, and support efforts that improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada region, its communities, and the people of California.

Initiatives include:

  • The Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP), a large-scale, holistic effort to restore resilience to the forested landscapes and communities of the Sierra Nevada.  The WIP weaves together four priorities: restoring healthy ecosystems, improving community resilience, promoting sustainable recreation and tourism, and conserving natural and working lands.’
  • Build capacity by working with local organizations to build workforce and organizational capacity that generate a pipeline of restoration projects. Building capacity is key not only to increasing the pace and scale of forest restoration but also to supporting rural Sierra Nevada economies.
  • Support cutting-edge scientific research projects and actively engage on technical and policy advisory groups. They use regional knowledge to advance forest management strategies and to inform decision-makers about challenges and opportunities to improve resilience in the Sierra Nevada.

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