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.

  For healthy and long-lasting tomato plants, Mr. Brown taught Mae to remove the lower leaves of the plant and bury the plant so that those old nodes are under ground. The tomato will sprout roots out of those nodes to give it more stability and increase hardiness. The 4-H garden beds have been filling up the backyard of the Sierra Institute office in Taylorsville. Mae and Rosemary from the 4-H garden club picked out plants from the Greenville High School plant sale, hosted by teacher Dan Brown’s garden class. While shopping for plants, Mae was provided with some tips and specials gardening advice on planting tomatoes.   Bread for the Journey, a local volunteer group that gives out small grants in the area, awarded the 4-H garden club with a $100 grant to buy ...

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