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The Northern Sierra Partnership (NSP) is a collaborative initiative to conserve, restore, and enhance the magnificent natural landscape of the northern Sierra Nevada, and build the foundation for sustainable rural prosperity. We work with private landowners, public agencies, nonprofit groups, and local communities to:
conserve the sweeping natural landscapes that define us as a region;
restore the ecological vitality of our forests, meadows and rivers, and the landscape's resilience to natural disturbance like fire and flood;
expand opportunities to enjoy our region's extraordinary natural assets through recreation, sustainable tourism, and environmental education;
support the growth of vibrant rural communities that sustain—and are sustained by—the healthy natural landscapes that surround them.
NSP is a partnership of five organizations: the Feather River Land Trust, the Sierra Business Council, The Nature Conservancy, the Truckee Donner Land Trust, and the Trust for Public Land. Resources Legacy Fund (RLF), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Sacramento, serves as our fiscal sponsor. The partnership maintains a small staff in Palo Alto that coordinates Partnership activities including: strategic planning; project development and oversight; fundraising; public funding development; and communications. RLF provides additional services to the Partnership including development guidance, financial oversight and management, grant management, accounting, and payroll services, and program and legal advice for activities funded through select grants.