Sierra Institute Chosen for Rural Community Investment

Construction of the Biomass Boiler in Quincy, CA

Wood utilization in the Sierra Nevada got a big boost when the Sierra Nevada Conservancy awarded $400,000 to Sierra Institute for enhancing local business. The funding will help the Taylorsville-based organization increase use of low-value, small diameter wood, creating both healthier forests and better jobs. At least 10 redeveloped industrial sites will be incorporated in […]

Attending the International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management

Indian Creek

Last month, Lauren and I attended the International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management (ISSRM) in Utah, where we presented preliminary findings from our research with the California Department of Conservation (DOC) on the Statewide Watershed Program. ISSRM is an annual gathering of professionals and students working at the intersection of social science and […]

Water is for Everyone: An Introduction

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Hello, my name is Lauren Burton and I am a Social Science Assistant at Sierra Institute and one half of the Laurens working on a new project called the Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program.  I am excited to share this project with you over the next few weeks in this month’s Spotlight.  This week I’m kicking […]