Creating Jobs

Sierra Business Council has created hundreds of job opportunities in Sierra Nevada communities

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Hundreds of Jobs Created

Climate Planning

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Martis Fire Restoration

Type: Jobs, Land, Money

Northern Sierra Biomass Initiative

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Geotourism

Type: Assets, Money

Sierra Business Council has helped to create hundreds of job opportunities in the Sierra.  This has been accomplished through our projects that help save businesses significant amounts of money, that increase tourism in an area, and through projects that directly create local jobs. 

Managing Land

Sierra Business Council has helped preserve thousands of acres of threatened landscapes in the region

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Thousands of Acres Managed

Martis Fire Restoration

Type: Jobs, Land, Money

Northern Sierra Partnership

Type: Land, Money

Rivers and Ranches

Type: Land, Money

Our scenic landscapes are one of the top assets of the Sierra.  Sierra Business Council has helped preserve thousands of acres of threatened landscapes throughout the region.  Our projects have focused both on preservation and restoration of land parcels large and small. 

Highlighting Destinations

Sierra Business Council has highlighted thousands of destinations to explore throughout the Sierra Nevada

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Thousands of Destinations Highlighted

Northern Sierra Partnership

Type: Land, Money

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Geotourism

Type: Assets, Money

Much of the Sierra relies on a tourist economy.  The Sierra Business Council has highlighted thousands of destinations within the Sierra Nevada, each one ready to be explored.  From spreading the impact of tourism to marketing businesses reaching for sustainability to helping protect the Sierra’s natural beauty, we are working hard to leverage all of the Sierra’s assets.

Leveraging Money

Sierra Business Council has leveraged tens of millions of dollars into Sierra communities

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Tens of Millions of Dollars Leveraged

Climate Planning

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Martis Fire Restoration

Type: Jobs, Land, Money

Northern Sierra Biomass Initiative

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Northern Sierra Partnership

Type: Land, Money

Rivers and Ranches

Type: Land, Money

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Geotourism

Type: Assets, Money

Sierra Business Council has leveraged tens of millions of dollars into Sierra Nevada communities.  Our projects highlight destinations to spread the tourism dollars, save local businesses money through energy retrofitting, preserve lands that will benefit the Sierra for generations, and innovate new ways to leverage the multitude of resources found in the Sierra.                 

Saving Energy

Sierra Business Council has saved local businesses enough energy to power nearly 3,000 homes for a year

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2000 Homes Powered for One Year

Climate Planning

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Northern Sierra Biomass Initiative

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Sierra Business Council has saved local governments and businesses enough energy to power over 2000 homes for an entire year through our energy projects.  These programs benefit regional merchants, government agencies, and the community by decreasing energy costs and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Clarifying the Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Act (CWA), passed in 1972, has made a significant difference in protecting our rivers, lakes and coastal areas, and has stopped billions of pounds of pollution.

The act explicitly protects the “waters of the United States,” which are defined under existing regulations as “traditional navigable waters, interstate waters, all other waters that could affect interstate or foreign commerce, impoundments of waters of the United States, tributaries, the territorial seas, and adjacent wetlands.”

Certain bodies of water, however, are difficult to definitively determine whether or not they are protected under the CWA.

Karen Ritland, Project Assistant

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