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.
Like many stories about the Sierra, this one started with a river. Actually, it started waist deep in one of my favorite rivers. On a
In the Summer 2007 issue, freelance journalist Eric Winford writes about the development proposed on Donner Summit. "At the beginning of its gravity-driven journey, the