Sierra Nevada Conservancy holds interim board meeting July 15 to consider $19 million in wildfire resilience grants

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a California state agency, will host a governing board meeting via teleconference at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 15.

Last summer, California’s Sierra Nevada region, like much of the state, experienced wildfire like never before with many areas experiencing disastrous impacts to landscapes, livelihoods and communities. In response, California’s elected leaders approved a $536 million wildfire package to accelerate projects to protect high-risk communities. At the July meeting, the SNC is poised to use some of this funding to make significant investments in the health of Sierra Nevada watersheds and the safety of its communities.

At the meeting, the SNC Governing Board will consider awarding just over $19 million in local assistance funds provided to the agency in April to shovel-ready projects across the region. The 15 projects recommended for approval would improve the wildfire resilience of a combined 11,669 acres of forestland and protect nearby Sierra Nevada communities and infrastructure.

The public is invited to participate in the Board meeting via Zoom Webinar  at us02web.zoom.us/j/95002527743 or may listen to a live stream of the meeting via toll-free telephone at (877) 402-9757 (conference code: 347291). Instructions on how to join the webinar or livestream of the meeting can be found on SNC’s website at sierranevada.ca.gov.

Public comments will be taken during each agenda item, and non-agenda-related questions and inquiries are allowed at the end of the meeting. A complete list of action items, an agenda, and more information on how to access the meeting can be found on the SNC Board webpage at  sierranevada.ca.gov/our-board.

The SNC is a California state agency that initiates, encourages, and supports efforts that improve the environmental, economic, and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region, its communities, and the people of California. Learn more about SNC.