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.

Spending bill urges peace in the Sierra: Language is inserted for logging mediation

By MICHAEL DOYLEBEE WASHINGTON BUREAU last updated: December 19, 2007 03:21:07 AM WASHINGTON -- Congress is playing Sierra Nevada peacemaker in a big spending bill that

Ecosystem Services in South Lake Tahoe

Thursday, August 16thSouth Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Ski ResortProgram 1:30-4:30Press Event and Reception 4:30-6:00Ecosystem Services: Tools for a New EconomyJoin the Sierra Business Council, Bernie Weingardt

New Forest Product Regulations in California

Tough controls on formaldehyde enacted The state air board agrees to limit the use of formaldehyde glues used in veneer and plywood. It has been

Forestry Project Protocols for Mitigating GHG Emissions

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US EPA has the authority to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. This decision starts to establish,

Federal Judge Strikes Down Forest Management Rules

WASHINGTON, March 30 — A federal judge in California on Friday overturned the Bush administration’s revised rules for management of the country’s 155 national forests,

Sustainable Forestry News: Collins Companies Invest in Small Tree Mill and Biomass Facility

Collins Companies, which owns and manages 94,000 acres around Chester, CA, 78,000 acres in Lakeview, OR, and 126,000 acres in Pennsylvania is always operating on

Timber Industry Eyes Development

Sierra Pacific wants to turn some of its forests into property for home building. By Jane Braxton Little - Bee Correspondent Published 12:00 am PST

Forests, Carbon, and Climate Change

I've been trying to follow the discussion of the role forests can play in mitigating climate change. A conference in Oregon last week (which I

Biggest Issues Facing Sierra Forests and Forest Communities

Someone asked me today what the biggest issues are facing Sierra forests and the surrounding communities. I think this is a good place to start

Climate Change

Climate Change For the second installment, I propose climate change as a threat to forest ecosystems and communities. Species composition and distribution is likely to