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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.

Economy • Environment • Community

In the Sierra Nevada, change and challenge create opportunities.

Sierra Business Council serves the economic, environmental, and social needs of our region, catalyzing innovative solutions and increasing resilience throughout the Sierra.

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Business Power Shut Offs

The 2021 fire season has already begun, and with record-breaking scope and damage. As a protective measure to minimize wildfire risk, utility companies that power the Sierra Nevada will be periodically shutting off power to regions and communities experiencing high wind, lightning storms, and other severe weather. NV Energy just announced its first planned outage for the season, starting at 4am on Sunday. Are you ready? 

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Watch: Balance & Biomass

Forest biomass is an underutilized, undervalued tool that can help address our wildfire crisis

SBC’s follow-up to our 2019 white paper report on forest biomass is a three-part video series, ‘Balance & Biomass: A Solution to Emissions, Catastrophic Fire, & Communities in Crisis’, that identifies the opportunities of forest biomass utilization at both the local and statewide levels and begs the question, why isn’t the state doing more to support appropriately scaled forest biomass utilization in the Sierra’s communities?   

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