The Sierra Institute office is undergoing a soft reopening, we ask that visitors read our policy before stopping by. Read Our Protocol Here: COVID-19 Updates

The Sierra Institute Office is Begining to Reopen with staff in the office. We are doing all we can to maintain the best and safest health guidelines to keep our staff and community safe. As part of this, we are asking visitors to abided by the following guidelines when visiting our offices.

For anyone interested in visiting our offices, PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:

1.     Plan your visit ahead of time: Call or email to make an appointment with staff members. We intend to maintain a welcoming atmosphere but are discouraging folks from stopping by unannounced until further notice.

2.     Stay outside:  Please plan on staying outside during your visit. By making an appointment ahead of time, Staff can plan to meet you outside in a timely manner. Beautiful summer weather should make this one easy!

3.     Call first:  Need our attention? Call our office BEFORE knocking on doors. We look forward helping you from an appropriate distance and limiting the number of “touch points” you encounter during your visit. Office Number: (530) 284 -1022

4.     Protect yourself and others: Please plan to maintain an appropriate distance (6ft minimum) from others during your visit and wear your mask. Let us know if you need a mask or other PPE to help ensure safety for all.

5. Use Hand Sanitizer: If for any reason you have to go inside the SI offices - you must wear a mask and use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building.

Thanks for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy.

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Updates on Field Crews

The team at Sierra Institute has been focused on how to get our seasonal summer crews into the field to do critical wildfire fuels reduction and watershed restoration - while staying safe and healthy.

In consultation with our partners and medical professionals, we've drafted this manual to achieve the goal of safely and ethically employing woodscrews to do the essential work needed to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and so much more.  All while earning a paycheck.

While this is still a DRAFT DOCUMENT and we will be updating according to the latest science and best practices, we have been pleased to share this document with partners across the state.

We will continue to post updates here as the document evolves.