Sierra Nevada Alliance Sustainability Initiative
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Sustainable Sierra Nevada Initiative
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is proposing the Sustainable Sierra Nevada Initiative, a coordinated effort among federal, state and local agencies, in partnership with a wide array of non-governmental entities, to improve the long-term environmental, economic and social well-being of the Sierra Nevada Region. The Initiative will serve to identify opportunities for investment of public and private resources and necessary policies to achieve outcomes consistent with the following linked objectives:
Creating ecologically healthy forests and watersheds, thereby protecting and enhancing habitat and water quality while reducing the risk of catastrophic fire; and
Creating sustainable local economic activity in the Region through increasing the sustainable production of renewable biomass energy and a variety of wood products.