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.

Recently, I have continued to work on grants or required documents for implementation of the biomass facility in Wilseyville, such as completing CEQA documents. As mentioned previously, I have not had significant exposure to the environmental/resource management side of things until this point in my career. Completing documents like the negative deck for CEQA has allowed me to gain insight into environmental compliance. Some of the time completing these types of documents has been tedious, but I have learned a lot in the process. In addition to working on grant documents, I have been reaching out to different companies that produce biomass gasification units to find out more information. This effort is to determine which company’s technology will be best suited for the biomass plant in Wilseyville. Biomass gasification units and the engines along with them that create the combined heat and power are relatively new technologies. There are few ...

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