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 Institute will study a selection of Statewide and CALFED Watershed Program grants, with the goal of understanding the effectiveness of the programs and lessons learned throughout. Ultimately, this research will offer valuable recommendations to inform future watershed management initiatives.

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.


Taylor, Lily, and Emma.

The final days of August marked the end of Sierra Institute’s second year of offering summer internships to local high school students in Greenville. Not only were we able to hire two students from Greenville High School (GHS) to work in the GHS garden and on the Plumas National Forest, but we also enlisted a recent graduate from Feather River College, Taylor Bruzza, to help supervise the interns for certain projects. High school teacher Dan Brown provided countless hours of supervision and mentorship to our interns as he worked with them in the production garden.
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