Protecting the character and biodiversity of the Sierra Nevada region - Year Two
Sierra Watch received $15,000 for a second year of funding to support Isaac Silverman’s position as Staff Attorney. This position was created in 2014 with help from a $40,000 Switzer Leadership Grant. In this second year, Isaac will be chiefly responsible for providing legal and regulatory expertise on Sierra Watch’s campaign to protect Squaw Valley in northern California from a proposed large-scale development. With the release of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in 2015, Isaac will be responsible for legal research, coordinating the work of consultants to respond to the EIR, and providing testimony and public comment throughout the regulatory process. He will use his expertise to ensure any land use decisions are consistent with existing law and that all procedural and substantive requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act are followed during the development’s review process.