The Sustaining Rural Places Toolkit, a collaborative effort between the Sierra Business Council and Saving the Sierra, offers information on steps you can take to sustain the land, water, and open space in your community for generations to come.
The stories in the public radio documentary, Saving the Sierra: Grassroots Solutions for Sustaining Rural Commnities, are national models for applying new tools to overcome community conflict and create collaborative solutions around land and water conservation.
There are many different ways to protect a place, but it is the people that bring innovation to the table. They are able to bridge gaps, bring those with seemingly competing interests together, and find new, cutting edge solutions -- to save rural places.
Read more at the resource link below.
This tool kit is a collaborative effort between the Sierra Business Council and Saving the Sierra and made possible with funding from the Morgan Family Foundation.
Conservation Easement Background Info and Tools
Public Participation Tools
Land Use Planning Tools
- Watershed Councils and Watershed Planning [PDF]
- Watershed Action Steps: 13 Ways to Help Your Watershed [PDF]
- Planning for Water-Wise Development in the Sierra - a Water and Landuse Policy Guide developed by the Sierra Nevada Alliance [PDF]