Sierra Nevada Conservancy released its 2011 annual report that summarizes recently completed and upcoming projects. This year SNC’s grants funded 29 in-progress watershed projects, including safer drinking water and flood control. Proposition 84—the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coast Protection Bond Act of 2006—will grant $10 million to programs over the next two years, and according to the report, the priorities for those funds are “healthy forests and ranching/agricultural lands.”
This year also marked the start of the Sierra Nevada Forest and Community Initiative (SNFCI) “for the purpose of fostering local and regional collaboration to support a cohesive, economically viable, and sustainable approach to reducing fire risk, creating local jobs, and protecting our valuable forest and watershed resources.”
Check out the full report at www.sierranevada.ca.gov.