Current Projects


Sierra Cascades All Lands Enhancement (SCALE) brings together collaborative groups throughout the Sierra Nevada and Cascades to advance initiatives that promote healthy forests, communities and economies in these regions.


Plumas Conservation, Restoration and Education in Watersheds (P-CREW) is a summer restoration and environmental education experience for high-school students from Plumas County and Oakland, CA.

Sierra Fellows

Sierra Fellows works to place exceptional "Fellows" into rural communities throughout the Sierra Nevada and Cascades region, assisting them in tackling their most pressing community development issues.

Woody Biomass

Sierra Institute is investigating all angles of woody biomass utilization to promote healthy forests through sustainable harvest, improve local economies by creating jobs and increasing energy efficiency through cleaner fuel uses.

Sierra Institute would like to send out a great big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors from the Great Sierra River Cleanup! The morning of Saturday, September 19th was filled with wonderful people, determined attitudes, and a whole lot of trash removal, and we could not have accomplished any of it without our dedicated volunteers or generous support from our sponsors. In total we had 16 volunteers donate their time, with student participation from Indian Valley Academy and Greenville High School (with strong representation from the football team and volleyball team)!  Morning registration was made possible by fruit and drink donations from Evergreen Market and space rental of the Indian Valley Community Center provided by Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District. Sierra Institute Intern, Alex Garcia, provided the volunteers with an overview of the day’s tasks, information on disposing ...

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