The Sierrans for Responsible Resource Development (the "Sierrans") represent and are a voice for those residents of the Sierra Nevada Mountains who work in, have worked in, or have and appreciation for the resource industries and associated service industries. We represent those who believe and are committed to responsible and sustainable resource development in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to preserve the land for future generations. We represent the resource industries including mining, forestry, agriculture, oil and gas, and recreation (e.g. hunting and fishing), and the associated support and service industries. The Sierrans for Responsible Resource Development is a 501(c)(4) non-profit tax exempt organization (www.sierrans.org).
One of the Sierrans goals is to educate our members and the public about the resource industries and their importance to society. We also plan to work on historical and cultural preservation projects, clean-up projects, and other projects that are related to the resource industries and improve the lives of residents in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We will operate a scholarship fund to support high school graduates who move on to post secondary school educational programs, including trades, related to the resource industries. With this in mind, the Sierrans (a 501(c)(4) corporation, see link below) have set up the affiliated Sierrans for Responsible Resource Development Charitable Fund ("Sierrans' Charitable Fund") as a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization for charitable purposes. The Sierrans' Charitable Fund allows the Sierrans to raise funds from government, corporate, special interest groups, and other sources and use those funds for charitable projects. No funds associated with the Sierrans' Charitable Fund are used for lobbying or political purposes. The Sierrans for Responsible Resource Development and Sierrans for Responsible Resource Development Charitable Fund are based on the same structural model as the Sierra Club or Greenpeace.