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.

Sierra Speakers Series on iTunesU

Sierra College has posted podcasts of speakers from the Interdisciplinary 6 course "The Sierra Nevada," which examines the breathtaking mountain range that the famous naturalist

My First Visit to the Sierra Nevada

An essay by Nellie ChenowithI am writing about my first memory trip to the Sierra Nevada area. This trip occurred when I was nine years

Peaceful Place

An essay by Michelle MorganI've never been a rugged outdoors type-of-girl, but I have always had a fascination with and a love for all things

Sequoia -- from the Eyes of a 10 Year Old

An essay by Marilyn StittIt was July of 1954 and my family had just arrived in Southern California from a small town in upstate New

Spirit Place

An eassy by Joan Griffin Every summer for the last dozen years, I have spent great lengths of time camping and hiking and picture-taking in

My First Experience in the Sierra Nevada

An essay by Davis StewartMy first experience in the Sierra Nevada that I can remember is when I went backpacking for the first time with

A Memory Worth Reliving

An essay by Eric CohenOn a cool November morning of September I, 1995, I awoke sitting in bed, glancing over at the calendar to my

First One to See the Lake

An essay by Tacy Hahn Summers were spent at Lake Tahoe. From the time when baths were given in the kitchen sink. Then, when school

A Youngster's Memory of Yosemite and Elvis Presley

An essay by Arlene Jamar Thinking about my first experience in the Sierra Nevada Mountains brought back memories of a family outing that was unique

My Early Impression of the Sierra Nevada

An essay by Caroline HicksonAlthough I visited Lake Tahoe as a baby, and again in Jr. High, my first significant appreciation is from my high