About Sierra Institute for Community & Environment
Promoting healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs.
For nearly twenty years Sierra Institute has developed innovative, place-based programs by engaging rural stakeholders through applied research, pilot studies, and collaborative problem solving.
Recognizing the direct relationship rural communities have with forest landscapes, the Institute strives to promote social, environmental, and economic approaches that are sustainable from human and ecological perspectives.
July 2019 - August 2019
“I enjoyed the work we did - mostly fuels reduction and other fire management work. I also enjoyed the amount of responsibility I had. I didn't feel overwhelmed with my supervisor duties, but I got a lot of freedom. I got to be a soft leader.”