Restoring the Sierra Nevada’s forests and watersheds main topic at Sierra Nevada Conservancy board meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 — This week the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board will meet in Nevada County to discuss a plan for addressing the unhealthy conditions in many Sierra Nevada forests and watersheds, and will consider awarding funding for projects that restore forest health and address abandoned mine lands in the region.
Last month, the Conservancy released the state of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests Report highlighting the extremely unhealthy conditions that exist in many Sierra forests. The report detailed the negative long-term impacts to California’s environment and economy that will occur if the pace and scale of forest restoration efforts are not significantly increased immediately. On Thursday, Dec. 4, the SNC board will meet to discuss an action plan for addressing forest health, building on existing efforts and identifying needed investment priorities. Today Wednesday, Dec. 3, the board will tour projects that address forest health in Nevada County. The public is invited to attend all SNC events; however, lunch and transportation are not provided.