Grants Database

Grantee:
Sierra Business Council
Amount Awarded:
$4,130
Project Title:
“Biomass in the Sierra: A Case for Healthy Forests and Rural Economies” Outreach
Fund:
California Wildlands Rapid Response Fund, 2020
Website:
Issue:
Sustainable Forestry
Region:
Sierra Nevada
County/Counties:
Nevada, Sierra, Placer, El Dorado, Tuolumne, Sacramento, + presentations that reach across the state via web-based platforms.
Project Description:

SBC’s recently released white paper, “Biomass in the Sierra: A Case for Healthy Forests and Rural Economies”, provides a scientifically-backed look at the case for rural biomass utilization as a tool for wildfire mitigation, forest health, and rural economic development in the Sierra Nevada. The paper is being recognized by as a unique document in offering a deep look at the questions surrounding biomass and SBC is fielding frequent requests for copies of the paper as well as for presentations on its findings from key California decision makers, forestry experts, academic groups, and others. SBC is requesting funding to reprint the paper itself in order to quickly meet the demand while coordinating an effective and efficient outreach campaign via a number of meetings and presentations.