Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative



Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC)




The Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative (TCSI) aims to protect communities and restore forest and watershed health to 2.4 million acres of the Sierra Nevada. TCSI links eight landscape-level collaboratives to establish a regional model for resilience and forest restoration. TCSI also looks to break down barriers to increase the pace and scale of regional forestry efforts. TCSI is the first pilot project under the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP), an initiative of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. The TCSI is piloting a first of its kind Roadmap to Resilience which explores a consistent science-based approach to restoration that can be applied across the entire Sierra Nevada, and the Framework for Resilience, a new tool that will help land managers and their partners assess landscape conditions, set objectives, design projects, and measure progress towards social-ecological resilience.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Flooding Snowpack Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

Project or example


Extent: El Dorado County, Nevada County, Placer County, Sierra County, Yuba County


Last updated: May 24, 2022