Money for ranchers, farmers available


About $5.2 million in grants will begin to flow to ranchers and farmers in the Sierra after the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board recently approved $5.2 million in Proposition 84 grant awards.

The grants aim to assist Sierra ranchers and farmers in 18 counties with conservation measures designed to protect California’s most important watersheds.

With the completion of this grant round, the SNC has awarded $52 million to nearly 300 projects in the Sierra in the past five years.

A wide variety of projects have been funded, including those to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire, protect important landscapes and improve watershed health. 

Projects will result in reduced erosion, meadow and stream restoration, conservation easements, ranch infrastructure development, invasive species removal and pre-project environmental work.