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The Sierra Nevada is home to a wealth of resources, including the people, organizations, and agencies whose endeavors are focused on protecting and improving the Region. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy has continued to expand our partnerships through new collaborative efforts and Regional initiatives.

Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative
The Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative (SNFCI) is a coordinated effort among federal and state agencies, local governments, tribal entities, environmental/conservation organizations and the private sector, to improve the long-term environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region. Through this effort the Sierra Nevada Conservancy is working to foster collaboration locally and regionally to support a cohesive, economically viable, and sustainable approach to reduce fire risk, create jobs, and protect Sierra Nevada forests. If you would like to be included in the growing list of diverse supporters, support the initiative.

Mokelumne Watershed Avoided Cost Analysis
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service, and The Nature Conservancy released a new study that shows that investing in proactive forest management can save the public millions of dollars. The Mokelumne Avoided Cost Analysis was developed in consultation with a broad range of local and regional stakeholders and compared the cost of proactive forest investments with the costs associated with the large, damaging wildfires that have devastated California over the last decade.

Great Sierra River Cleanup

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is the premier volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of waterways throughout the Sierra Nevada Region. This cleanup is an annual event coordinated by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and held in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Grants and Other Assistance
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) was allocated a total of $54 million of Proposition 84 funds to support the protection and restoration of  rivers, lakes, and streams and their watersheds. The SNC has distributed over $50 million to more than 300 projects throughout the Sierra Nevada.  View details on all SNC Proposition 84 awarded grants on our searchable grants database.

The Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide Project
“Get off the Beaten Path” and discover what's special about the Sierra Nevada!  The Geotourism MapGuide Project seeks to celebrate the Sierra Nevada as a world-class destination, to boost tourism while contributing to local communities’ economic health, and promote long-term stewardship of the region. The Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide Project is managed through a partnership by the National Geographic Society, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the Sierra Business Council.

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