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The Sierra Fund to Focus on Malakoff Diggins

The Sierra Fund is moving forward with a new collaborative effort  with the State Parks Department and local government officials to develop a program to save one of Nevada County’s State Parks. At a reception honoring New State Parks Director Major General Anthony Jackson and Assemblyman Brian Dahle in Sacramento Monday evening, Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin, talked about the partnership and the importance of working together to mitigate environmental concerns at Malakoff Diggins State Park.
Click here to listen to Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin

Martin says the commitment of Jackson and Dahle increases the chance of success for the project.
Click here to listen to Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin

Assemblyman Dahle says he is positioned to help Nevada County parks through his position on the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.
Click here to listen to Assemblyman Brian Dahle

Newly Appointed State Parks Director Jackson is working hard to return confidence to the Parks Department and want to insure that parks remain open and is willing to do additional work to see if Malakoff Diggins qualifies for additional protection or support.
Major Click here to listen to General Anthony Jackson

Next steps for the project include the research Jackson referred to as well as the Sierra Funds completion of an assessment of Malakoff Diggins and development of the remediation plan for review by the State Parks Department.

1 Comment

June 19, 2018

Gordon D. Wollesen

I was involved in establishing Malakoff Diggins State Park. My involvement was providing Fire Protection to the park. I
worked for what is now called CalFire (CDF). I feel that the old Hydraulic Mine site has lots of history of Hydraulic
Mining in the Sierras. I was transferred from the Columbia Hill CalFire Station and was assigned to CalFires Foresthill
Station. I do truly miss North Bloomfield and the Malakoff
Diggins. Keep it going.

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