Conference to tackle mining impacts in November |

Conference to tackle mining impacts in November

The Sierra Fund will host a conference on the impacts of mining Nov. 8-9.

Billed as the inaugural “Reclaiming the Sierra” conference, the event, scheduled at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, will discuss the “ongoing human health, environmental and cultural impacts of over a century of mining in the Sierra Nevada.”

Discussion topics include stimulating Gold Country economies, tribal peoples leading cultural and environmental healing, remediation, green mining, smart growth, human exposure and voluntary cleanups.

Speakers include Dr. Jane Hightower, who specializes in detecting low-level mercury poisoning; Dr. Gray Brechin, a historical geographer; and regional experts from entities including Calaveras County, Teichert Aggregates, the South Yuba River Citizens League and the Sierra Fund.

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