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 Nevada Alliance Conference Scholarships Available

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is offering scholarships to attend its annual conference Sierra Nevada Alliance Annual Conference September 12-14th, 2008 in North Tahoe. The scholarships

Sierra Leadership Institute Scholarship Opportunity

The Sierra Business Council offers special funding for small business owners to attend the 10th Sierra Leadership Institute during the week of September 22-26 at

Northern California Fires: Interactive Maps

The Sacramento Bee has published a comprehensive map of the fires burning in Northern California, many in the Sierra. Click here for details.The Governor's Office

Big Meadows Restoration Project Tour July 5th

The public is invited to tour a successful Big Meadows restoration project in the Sequoia National Forest on July 5th with Forest Service Wildlife Biologist

Producer's Journal: From Distribution to Community Outreach

It's been tremendously exciting for a first time radio documentary producer like me to see how well our hour-long radio special is doing in terms

Producer's Journal: Growth and Development Issues Resonate in Communities Across America

We received an email the other day that made us smile.  It came from all the way across the country where residents face the same

Clover Valley Update

We received an update from Marilyn Jasper at the Clover Valley Foundation, marking what she calls a "dubious benchmark of having been in the trenches

Timberland Rezoning and Future Development in Northern Sierra

Our colleague Jane Braxton Little writes in the Sacramento Bee about a rezoning strategy that may lead to the future development of forestland owned by

Daily Yonder listens to (and seeks) rural Sierra stories

The Daily Yonder is an online rural news service, published by the Center for Rural Strategies. Editors Julie Ardery and Bill Bishop aim the Yonder

Schwarzenegger makes it official: California is in a drought

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared Wednesday that California is in a drought, a move that included no immediate conservation orders but may lead to more aggressive