Sierra Institute has a longstanding relationship with two collaborative groups just north of the office in Taylorsville. The Lake Almanor Watershed Group (LAWG) and the Burney-Hat Creek Community Forest & Watershed Group (BHCCFWG) have been advancing collaborative forest and watershed management in their respective areas for almost a decade collectively.
Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs. Sounds great, but to really understand what the mission means and how we set out to accomplish it, you need to
Hi there! This is Leana checking in for another installment of West Wednesdays. This week I’m sharing an article from High Country News discussing the evolution of rural Western communities. Though the article focuses on small towns in New Mexico, the issues are much the same as those the Sierra Institute
The following is a guest post by past Restoration and Community Coordination Fellow, Mary Sketch. For more stories from Mary’s Fellowship, please click here. “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” –Gary Snyder I used to think I found my place on the
Hi all, Checking in for another West Wednesday (+ a few hours). I had a great day yesterday on the El Dorado National Forest with the South Fork American River Cohesive Strategy (SOFAR) learning about their efforts to use prescribed fire, and to manage natural ignitions, to improve forest health.
Natural Resource Education intern, Kira Miller, tells us about her experience bringing two local high school students to the 2017 Shasta Forestry Challenge. On the evening of Wednesday, September 27th, over 100 students from 14 high schools across Northern California converged at Mountain Meadows Camp in Shingletown for the three-day
Hi all, my name is Leana Weissberg and I am a Natural Resource Social Science Intern with the Sierra Institute. Over the next month, I’ll be sharing musings, photos, and other news from the West for our West Wednesday series. Please enjoy this week’s edition and check back next Wednesday
Our new intern, Kira Miller, provides her perspective on the three-day residential programming Sierra Institute, in partnership with Plumas Unified School District, provided for local 7th grade students September 6-8 here in Taylorsville. A tangle of hands across the circle bound all of us together on the first day of