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Sierra Nevada Meadow Restoration

Publication date: 
Monday, March 1, 2010
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National Fist and Wildlife Foundation
The majority of California’s freshwater comes from the Sierra Nevada, falling in winter as a thick blanket of snow that slowly melts in spring and summer, delivering enormous quantities of fresh, clean water to fill the state’s rivers and reservoirs in support of its cities, industry, agriculture and ecosystems. This business plan will guide every aspect of the Foundation’s anticipated $10-15 million in grant-making associated with Sierra meadows over 5 years. Ultimately, the hope is that the strategies and activities described herein are adopted by the broader community of agencies and organizations working on similar goals and shared responsibility for the additional $200 million or more of investments identified as necessary to restore all of the Sierra’s degraded meadows. 
 
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