Sierra Institute and the Maidu Summit Consortium partner on landscape treatments on the West Shore of Lake Almanor.


By Spencer Lachman, Collaborative Forestry Management Apprentice On a recent, brisk October morning, members of the Maidu Summit Consortium, the Sierra Institute, and the US Forest Service gathered just west of Lake Almanor on property recently returned to the Mountain Maidu community. After socially distant introductions, the group gathered around a large sugar pine and […]

Sierra Institute Chosen for Rural Community Investment

Construction of the Biomass Boiler in Quincy, CA

Wood utilization in the Sierra Nevada got a big boost when the Sierra Nevada Conservancy awarded $400,000 to Sierra Institute for enhancing local business. The funding will help the Taylorsville-based organization increase use of low-value, small diameter wood, creating both healthier forests and better jobs. At least 10 redeveloped industrial sites will be incorporated in […]