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.

This fall we held the first annual P-CREW Fall Adventures Photo Contest! We are always excited to see what kind of fun outdoor adventures all our P-CREW alumni have been up to, so we gave them the opportunity to submit their best outdoor adventure photos in a fun and friendly contest. We had many beautiful entries, and we are glad to see that our alumni are still getting outside and going on adventures!! Though all the entries were phenomenal, we could only choose one overall winning photo and three runners-up. Each winner has submitted a short narrative with their photo. I happily present the first winners of our P-CREW Fall Adventures Photo Contest!!! Go P-CREW GO! Photo Contest Winner: Margaret Flannagan of Paradise, CA (2015 P-CREW)

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