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.

Yosemite Valley Landscape Commemorated on Postage

The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the Valley of the Yosemite commemorative 42-cent first class stamp at the American Philatelic Stamp Show in Hartford, CT. The

Op Ed: State's Water System at Breaking Point

Community Voices from The Bakersfield Californian | Sunday, Jul 13 2008 California and Kern County is a brilliantly designed painting. From the farmlands in the

Tribe accepts deal to buy Clover Valley land for open space, culture center

A Placer County Indian tribe has tentatively sealed a deal to buy 65 acres from the developer of Rocklin's Clover Valley for public open space

Stanislaus NF: Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect in Moderate Hazard Areas

The Forest Service today announced that, because of high fire danger, a Forest Order enacting temporary fire restrictions is in effect in Moderate Fire Hazard

New Resource for the Sierra: Sierra Nevada Yard & Garden

Just released yesterday, the Sierra Nevada Yard and Garden, a homeowners' guide to landscaping in the Sierra Nevada, gives Sierra residents a comprehensive tool for

Critical Habitat Finalized for Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep

Responding to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today finalized critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada

Producer's Journal: Saving The Sierra Blog on Booktown Radio Show August 4th

Eric Tomb (host of the community radio program Booktown on KVMR-FM) spoke with me about a workshop I'm conducting at the 2008 Sacramento State Summer

New report: Greatest value of forests is sustainable water supply

The forests of the future may need to be managed as much for a sustainable supply of clean water as any other goal, researchers say

Web site keeps Sierra updated on fire hot spots

When it comes to coverage of California wildfires, newspapers and television pretty much have the story down cold: "Massive" or "wind-whipped" fires fed by "explosively

Martis Fund Grants $123,800 to Conservation Projects in Martis Valley

The Martis Fund awarded grants to the Truckee River Watershed Council and the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation to support conservation and enhance restoration projects in