1 | California Program - Southern California & Sierra Nevada


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California Program - Southern California & Sierra Nevada

With 20 percent of California designated as National Forests, the state features a diverse range of forests but also faces numerous challenges.

Treasured Landscapes

In the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe, we are working closely with Forest Service and local partners to ensure the health of the Truckee, American, and Yuba River watersheds for generations to come.

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Southern California Forest Fund

The National Forest Foundation established the Southern California Forest Fund to restore the health and vitality of Southern California’s National Forests – the Cleveland, San Bernardino, Los Padres, and Angeles National Forests. The need for greater investments in these forests that prioritizes wildfire resiliency, forest restoration, and community protection has never been more urgent. We have created the Southern California Forest Fund to receive these urgently needed funds.

Learn more about the Southern California Forest Fund.

Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership

This partnership is a new inter-agency effort to restore the resiliency of Lake Tahoe’s western forests, watersheds, recreational opportunities, and communities to climate change, drought, bark beetles, and other stressors. The science and stakeholder-driven collaborative process encompasses 74,000 acres of federal, state, local, and private lands.

Learn more.


Matt Millar

Sierra Nevada Program Senior Manager


Dan Alvey

California Program Manager - Tahoe


Dania Gutierrez

Southern California Program Senior Manager


Brian Robey

California Program Coordinator – Southern California