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

New Report on State of Sierra Frogs and Toads

Six of the native frogs and toads of the Sierra Nevada and California Cascade ranges are experiencing dramatic declines in population. For example, the California

Mule Powered Farming for Small Farm Progress Days

To celebrate Small Farm Progress Days going on right now in the northern Sierra, we bring you the story of a Sierra farmer who saves

Democracy School comes to Nevada City

From water withdrawal to mining, GMOs, resort development and more, the corporate few wield the law against our communities, endangering our health, safety, and the

Producer's Journal: Salmon are back again in the Yuba River, but how many will return?

I spent a few hours in a raft yesterday with a smile on my face, put there by a fish. It was a big smile

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,

Feeling the Heat - New report says West warming rapidly

A report released today by the non-profit group Environment California says that 2007 was the 10th warmest year on record in the United States and

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