Everyone, rural and urban alike, has a reason to care about conservation of California's Sierra Nevada. This magnificent mountain range offers an experience of nature to over 100 million visitors each year. It's also provides 2/3 of every drop of water used in the state. With the population of the Sierra Nevada estimated to triple by 2040, rural life, working landscapes, and community identities are bound to change. Let's talk about how to conserve the environment, economy and culture of the Sierra. And your place, too, wherever you live.

Regional Op-Ed | The Sierra Fund: What do "Green Jobs" mean for rural California?

Regardless of political party and position, when it comes to economic stimulus and the hundreds of billions of dollars that the federal government is getting

New Survey Documents State Contracts Freeze Blow to Sierra Green Economy

A recent survey by the Sierra Nevada Alliance confirms that the State's stop work order on bond funded contracts as of December 17, 2008 has

Sierra Conservation Groups Push for Land Swap to Preserve Whitney Portal Property

As the January 21 deadline for comments on the 'Whitney Portal Preserve' development proposal approaches, local conservationists and regional organizations are stepping up their efforts

Fuel Reduction on the TNF - The Festive Way

Every little bit counts when it comes to reducing the fuel load. Here's an innovative way to help reduce fuel and donate to a good

7th annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, Jan. 9-11

Make sure you're in Nevada City on January 9-11, 2009 for the 7th annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, the largest festival of its

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Officials Declare End to 2008 Fire Season

Recent precipitation and cooler weather in Northern California have allowed CAL FIRE, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, to declare an end to

When it comes to forest soil, wildfires pack one-two punch

For decades, scientists and resource managers have known that wildfires affect forest soils, evidenced, in part, by the erosion that often occurs after a fire

Placer Land Trust Earns National Recognition - First in the Sierra

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced last week that Placer Land Trust has been awarded accredited status,

Local First Plumas County seeks a positive solution for relocalizing economies

Towns in Plumas County delight residents and visitors alike with their own distinctive characters and flavors. The valleys and evergreen forests of the landscape, the

Western Aggregates and SYRCL Announce Agreement For 180-acre Salmon Habitat Enhancement Along Yuba River

Western Aggregates (Western) and the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) announced today that they, along with the Yuba River Preservation Foundation (YRPF) and Yuba