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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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Not if But When

It’s one thing to follow the news reports and social media videos of wildfire damage from afar, mentally preparing yourself for what it might be like to try and identify the skeletal remains of a structure as your own family’s cabin or home. Or see the tornados of fire set ablaze against a hillside you’ve traversed hundreds of times by car or by foot. Or watch a community you know and love evacuate by the thousands, their whole lives crammed into one carload.

It’s another thing entirely when it happens for real.

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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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