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

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