In recent years, California has been experiencing an increase in large fires due to a combination of factors, including drought conditions and a history of fire suppression. We saw this trend continue this summer with the Carr and Mendocino Complex Fires and even more recently this November with the Camp Fire. Fires tend to disproportionately […]
Last week, we reviewed the importance of advancing wood utilization projects in rural forested communities. A significant component of Sierra Institute’s wood utilization work has been to develop a county-wide network of biomass heating systems by encouraging entities to convert to biomass heat. Unlike urban areas or California’s Central Valley, communities in more remote and […]
Click each infographic for a closer look at our Impact in 2017 Thank you to our staff, grantors and supporters for helping us advance our mission. We look forward to another year of positive outcomes through increasing the participation of rural communities in natural resource decision making and programs.
In last week’s Spotlight on the Disadvantaged Community Involvement (DACI) Program, I wrote about community identification and mapping. This is the last entry in the DACI Spotlight series. Last week Team DAC had planned to visit the Yosemite-Mariposa Regional Water Management Group (RWMG), where we were going to review the community mapping exercise. Our plans […]