The Sierra Institute recently released a storymap depicting our biomass projects. The story makes the case for biomass utilization by providing a background on wildfire, tree mortality, active forest management, mill closures, and rural economies today. The story ends with a description of our Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI), Plumas HHSC
Thank you for another great year! We’re as busy as ever investing in the well-being of rural forested communities. Whether we can loop you in the know, share some of our stories, or spark your interest in something sustainable, thank you for sharing your support and skills with our organization
Staff reflections turned social media campaign? Yes, its true. We’ve complied all our staff’s haikus and are now sharing them with you. Enjoy. 12/8/17- The Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program will be announced on our website soon. Throughout December 2017 we’ll post a haiku every week. Check this blog again
Today is #Giving Tuesday and we want to thank you for sharing your support and wealth with all the organizations doing ethical work in the non-profit sector. No surprise, Sierra Institute holds a perspective of healing the environment versus economy divide in our culture. Through our P-CREW program we build
“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together.” -African Proverb A healthy forest or watershed provides habitat, energy and water to the mammals, reptiles and birds alike in that particular geographic region. “Healthy” is relative to perspective and dependent on cooperation.
“No one is going to fund your time to build relationships…” or “Partnership development isn’t going to be funded by this grant…” are well known statements in the non-profit world. And yet, partnership development and relationship building are absolutely critical to any operation whether non-government organization, federal, state or foundation. In-person
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” -Rachel Carson — I bring my youngest kiddo to work at
On October 27, 2017, Sierra Institute hosted a fall feast for project partners, community members and friends. The gathering aimed to celebrate Sierra Institute’s 2017 successes and recognize a project partner of the year. Michele Jimenez- Holtz, education liaison for Plumas National Forest is Sierra Institute’s 2017 Partner of the