Applying sound principles of development

 

Sierra Business Council is committed to helping Sierra towns avoid being “loved to death” as they struggle with development pressures. SBC believes we can add value to our existing towns by protecting our historic downtowns, developing high quality walkable and interconnected neighborhoods, and protecting the open space and natural assets that provide such a high quality of life to Sierra residents.

To advance this goal, SBC published Planning for Prosperity, a visionary award-winning guide to land-use planning in the Sierra. Since that time, SBC has offered its services to promote positive models for development and documented successful approaches with other communities.

We work with for clients and local communities as resource suppliers, technical assistance providers, and as full-scale partners in long-term projects. 

We offer expertise in:

  • Community planning
  • Collaborative process facilitation
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Natural area conservation and open space planning
  • Ecosystem services planning
  • Rural economic development