Sierra Institute Chosen for Rural Community Investment

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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 […]

Water is for Everyone: More to Come

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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 […]

Water is for Everyone: Community Mapping

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In last week’s Spotlight on the Disadvantaged Community Involvement (DACI) Program, I told you about the DACI grant supporting disadvantaged communities in Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM).  This week, I’m going to get into the specifics of our first project: community identification and mapping. Before we can reach out to disadvantaged communities to engage them […]