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More than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada, and over three-quarters of the water that flows into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta comes from the rivers of the Sierra Nevada Region. In addition, the Sierra Nevada provides critical carbon storage, world-class recreational opportunities, wood products, and important wildlife habitat.

Since its inception, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) has been working to preserve, protect, and improve Sierra benefits for all of California. Our efforts have included awarding over $60 million in bond funds for projects that protect and enhance the health of California’s watersheds by improving forest health, remediating mercury contamination from abandoned mines, protecting critical natural resources, and reducing the risk of large, damaging wildfires.

    2015-16 Annual Report

        Pursuant to Public Resources Code, Section 33350, the SNC submitted this letter to the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency and to the legislature. To view previous reports, please visit our Annual Report Archive page.

        Public records Act

        As a state government agency, the SNC maintains records that are often of interest to the public. Under the California Public Records Act 2004 (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), information may be reviewed by the public.

        The public may review records at the SNC’s Auburn office during normal business working hours. Members of the public can request copies of information by submitting a request in writing
        (U.S. mail, email, or fax) to:

        Sierra Nevada Conservancy
        Attn: Theresa Burgess
        11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
        Auburn, CA 95603
        (530) 823-4665 (fax)

        Where records are available electronically, they will be provided to the requestor electronically. If documents are not available electronically, hard copies will be provided at ten cents ($0.10) per page for documents over 30 pages. If you have questions about requesting information from the SNC, please contact Theresa Burgess at (530) 823-4672 or toll-free at (877) 257-1212.

        Related documents

        The SNC, California Tahoe Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service, and other key partners recently launched the Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative (TCSI). Learn more. . .

        TCSI Fact Sheet

        TCSI Handout

        The SNC Strategic Action Plan 2016-18 with approved revisions by the Governing Board June 2017.
        The SNC in collaboration with Department of Conservation, University of California, Davis, and members of the CA AML Agency Group developed Phase 1 of the PrioritizationTool. Visit the AML page to learn more.

        2001 SNC Brochure image

        Download a copy of the SNC brochure here.

        The current conditions and the resulting impacts to California are significant, and this update to the State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests report revisits the variety of critical benefits that are being lost. Learn more...


        Tree Mortality fact sheet; visit our Tree Mortality page to learn more. . . .

        Abandoned Mine Lands fact sheet; visit our Abandoned Mine Lands page to learn more. . .

        Bioenergy fact sheet; visit our Bioenergy page to learn more. . .
        WIP Logo Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) fact sheet and the WIP watershed fact sheet; to learn more about this program, visit our WIP Page.

        Sierra Nevada Forest Carbon fact sheet; to learn more about the important role Sierra Nevada forests play in carbon storage, visit our Forest Carbon page.

        Interest on a Past-Due Bill handout from the 2017 Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program Annual Summit
        cc fire Available fire fact sheets - Rim Fire, Rim Fire Wildlife Facts, and the King Fire
        MokeExSummary.gif Mokelumne Watershed Avoided Cost Analysis fact sheet; to learn more about why Sierra fuel treatments make economic sense, visit our Mokelumne page.


        The Sierra Nevada Region is California's primary watershed. Read more about the Watersheds of the Sierra Nevada and Sierra Nevada Water Facts.

        Contact Information

        Theresa Burgess

        Sierra Nevada Conservancy
        11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
        Auburn, CA 95603
        (530) 823-4672 Direct Line
        (877) 257-1212 Toll Free
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