Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions
Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS) is a long-time partner of Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, and has been supportive of the Sierra Fellows Program since its inception. The Executive Director of CHIPS, Steve Wilensky, is not only on the Sierra Fellows Advisory Board, but is also hosting Fellows from the first Sierra Fellows cohort, specifically Mary Sketch and Bryce Henney.
CHIPS is a local non-profit located in Calaveras County, focused on economic recovery and forest and watershed restoration. CHIPS has created numerous local jobs through fuels reduction crews, and is working to create an outlet for these materials and more jobs with the implementation of a combined heat and power facility in Wilseyville.
Lassen National Forest
The Lassen National Forest is supporting the Sierra Fellows Program through its work with the Basin-wide Fish Assessment and Restoration Plan, the project of Vincent Rogers’ Fellowship. The Lassen National Forest manages land within the Upper Feather River Watershed (home to the Basin-wide Assessment) and is supporting this work by providing resources to create the Assessment and through financial contributions.
National Forest Foundation
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is dedicated to engaging Americans in promoting the health and public enjoyment of our National Forests. NFF is supporting the work of Sierra Fellows in Calaveras County, specifically for forest restoration in the Butte Fire footprint and community revitalization in the affected communities, and to advance development on a biomass plant in Wilseyville.
New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company is supporting the Sierra Fellows Program through their grant program for Water Conservation and Restoration. Their support will advance the work of Vincent Rogers on the Basin-wide Fish Assessment and Restoration plan.
Patagonia World Trout
Patagonia’s philanthropic program Patagonia World Trout is invested in restoring and protecting the world’s wild trout populations. Patagonia is supporting the Sierra Fellows program through their World Trout Grant program, specifically in support of the Basin-wide Native Fish Assessment.
Plumas County Fish and Game Commission
The Plumas County Fish and Game Commission is supporting the Sierra Fellows Program by providing financial support to obtain field and software equipment for analysis in the Basin-wide Fish Assessment, as well as access to the information resources of its members.
Plumas National Forest
The Plumas National Forest (PNF) is a partner of the Basin-wide Fish Assessment project of the Sierra Fellows Program. PNF is supporting the project scholastically by providing necessary data resources and files, financially by supporting some of Vincent Rogers’ time, and in practice by planning to incorporate findings from this work into the revision of their Land Management Plan.
Resource Legacy Fund
The Resource Legacy Fund (RLF) is financially supporting some of the work of our Sierra Fellows working with CHIPS in Calaveras County. RLF is invested in the conservation of natural resources, and supports work that advance these goals.
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment supports grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers, and public health. The Rose Foundation, through their California Watershed Protection Fund, is supporting Sierra Fellows in Calaveras County for projects related to watershed restoration and community development in the wake of the Butte Fire.
Rural Community Development Initiative
The Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) is a program under the Rural Development branch of the United States Department of Agriculture that supports housing, community and economic development in rural areas. RCDI is supporting the work of Sierra Fellows in Calaveras County.
Sierra Nevada Brewery
Sierra Nevada Brewery has been interested in supporting the Sierra Fellows Program for many years, and found the perfect opportunity with the Basin-wide Fish Assessment Fellowship. SNB is dedicated to sustainability and promotion of healthy ecosystems, providing the perfect nexus between their beliefs and the project work of Vincent Rogers.
Strong Foundation for Environmental Values
The Strong Foundation for Environmental Values supports efforts that instill an ecological ethic in the individual and in our communities, and, which encourage grassroots environmental action based on such an ethic. The Strong Foundation is supporting our Calaveras Fellows in community-driven ecosystem restoration in the Butte Fire footprint, specifically projects like the Tree Exchange Program.
Tahoe National Forest
The Tahoe National Forest is supporting the Sierra Fellows Program through its work with the Basin-wide Fish Assessment and Restoration Plan, the project of Vincent Roger’s Fellowship. The Tahoe National Forest manages land within the Upper Feather River Watershed (home to the Basin-wide Assessment) and is supporting this work by providing resources to create the Assessment and through financial contributions.
The Feather River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is supporting the Sierra Fellows Program through the Basin-wide Fish Assessment project. Trout Unlimited is a project partner on developing the Assessment, and is not only financially supporting the project work but is also providing technical expertise to our Fellow. Long-time members of the FRCTU are acting as advisors for Vincent Rogers, and other members of TU are collaborating on the project to increase the applicability and technological aspect of the project work.