Agenda for Sierra Fund’s "Reclaiming the Sierra" |

Agenda for Sierra Fund’s "Reclaiming the Sierra"

The Sierra Fund released the agenda for the “Reclaiming the Sierra” Summit on Mining Impacts, an inaugural public conference on how to address the ongoing human health, environmental and cultural impacts of over a century of mining in the Sierra Nevada.

“We’re now just one week away from the opening of what we believe will be a landmark event and we’re excited about the program that we’ll be presenting”, says CEO Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin in a press release. “The Sierra Fund has been working for five years now on our “Mining’s Toxic Legacy Initiative,” “and we’ve bringing together scientists, regulators, health care providers, elected officials and decision makers at the local State and Federal level to address these issues. With Reclaiming the Sierra we will bring the public and experts from a broad array of disciplines together to discuss the past, the present, and more importantly what we can do moving forward in dealing with California’s oldest and longest neglected environmental disaster.”

The Conference program covers a spectrum of topics including:

• Stimulating Gold Country Economies

• Tribal Peoples Leading Cultural & Environmental Healing

• Remediation Case Studies & Technologies

• Green Mining

• Smart Growth & Building a Remediation Workforce

• Identifying Human Exposure

• Encouraging Voluntary Cleanups

• Financing Remediation

• Federal 1872 Law Mining Reform to Clean up the West’s Oldest “Brown fields”

Go to for more information on the summit.

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