Sonora, CA — The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will hold its third public forum on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Sonora.
Two forums have been held in the last few weeks, drawing more than 200 participants. Like the forums held in Eastern and Northern sub-regions, the Sonora forum will solicit local public comment critical to the Conservancy´s mission. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will establish funding for community improvement and economic sustainability across 25 million acres.
As California´s largest conservancy, the agency will provide grants to local governments, tribal organizations, and non-profits for recreational opportunities, economic growth, resource conservation and environmental protection. The Conservancy will provide technical assistance to local governments and organizations and aid in the preservation of working farms, forests, and ranches.
These outreach efforts will be inclusive, open to the public, and receptive to constructive ideas for how the Sierra Nevada Conservancy can best benefit, protect, and enhance the social, natural, and financial wealth of the Sierra-Cascade region. The forums will provide information on what the Conservancy is and is not, what it can and cannot do, and how the strategic planning process will work.