- | Collaboration |
- | Landscape Scale |
- | Environmental Compliance |
Community and Collaborative Engagement
Sierra Institute is committed to including all stakeholders in the planning of our restoration projects. Depending on the project, these stakeholders may include:
- Local businesses
- Private landowners
What is Landscape Scale Restoration, and how do we achieve it?
The scale and complexity of forest and watershed health issues in California, in addition to the time and resources involved in project planning, necessitate that projects occur at a large-scale and across jurisdictions. While "landscape scale" does not translate to a certain number of acres, the aim is to begin to address problems at the scale at which they occur.
To achieve this, we must take a multi-jurisdictional approach to project planning and streamline the funding process.
How do we ensure Environmental Compliance?
NEPA and CEQA
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), signed into law in 1970, requires the Federal government to solicit input from the public for any action with the likelihood to have a "significant" impact on natural resources. Government agencies must also analyze the nature and extent of these impacts, the procedures for which are defined in the NEPA. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) does the same for projects that need approval by state or local agencies. Numerous Federal agencies, and increasingly the USFS, utilize contractors and partners to help complete NEPA requirements.