OUR FOCUS

We envision a future in which strong communities, regenerative economies, and a resilient environment are the foundation of the Sierra Nevada region. Through our work in Economic Empowerment, Regional Advocacy, and Climate Action, we work to make that vision a reality.

Economic
Empowerment
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We work with small businesses, local governments, and community nonprofits to build the foundation for a vibrant local economy because dynamic communities are one of the region’s most important resources.

Regional
Advocacy

We advocate for the Sierra’s social, environmental, and economic interests,. We work to elevate the issues that most impact our communities while ensuring the region’s value is recognized in legislative outcomes.

Climate
Action

Sierra Business Council’s Climate Action Team assists communities throughout the Sierra to proactively plan for climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to changes already impacting the Sierra.

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2020 Impact Statement

Over the course of the last year, the impact of COVID-19 has snowballed into a deep recession and shifted the course of life as we know it. Over the course of the last year, the impact of COVID-19 has snowballed into a deep recession and shifted the course of life as we know it.

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Understanding our Vulnerabilities—And Our Choices—in the Sierra

Sierra CAMP, a program of Sierra Business Council, is currently undertaking a regional vulnerability assessment to examine how Sierra Nevada communities will be affected by projected climate changes. We have already seen the massive impact that climate change can have in its multiple forms on our communities in the mountains. Climate change leaves our homes and businesses vulnerable to wildfire and floods, it impacts the clarity of our lakes and rivers, and challenges our recreation patterns as we navigate the changes in snow and temperature year round. The goal of the vulnerability assessment is to better understand and measure the impacts of climate change on our social and economic systems that are inextricably linked to our natural environment.

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