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 Storyteller

This blog often reposts items by Tom Knudson from his blog "Sierra Summit," but this is a story about him, written by Dave Bunker of

Developers No Longer Own Mountainside

SUSANVILLE - A 6,700- acre mountainside planned for a four-season resort in Lassen County has a new owner. A limited liability company seized control of the

Lake Tahoe Basin: Forest Service Invites Public to Plan Revision Workshop

The Forest Service invites the public to help plan the future of National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The agency will host

Sierra License Campaign Gets PG&E Grant

PG&E has contributed $5,000 to the campaign for a specialty license plate to benefit the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. This grant will jumpstart an intense period

Superior Court Judge Upholds Conservation Easement On Protected Linden Lea Ranch In Nevada County

In a final ruling, Judge Robert Tamietti in the Nevada County and California State Superior Court has decided in favor of Nevada County Land Trust

The River: Hiking Trails and History of the South Fork of the Yuba River: Oct. 5

The river brought the pioneers to this green valley. Hardships and hopes were equally doled out by the "the tricky Yuba," as W.T. Ellis would

Public Comment Sought On Aspen Restoration Plan

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to restore aspen stands in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Aspen Community Restoration Project

Local Volunteers Sought to Pitch in at Cosumnes River Preserve

Volunteers at the Bureau of Land Management's Cosumnes River Preserve will plant oak trees, repair and refurbish the preserve's farm center, and perform other general

Signing Ceremony for Truckee River Operating Agreement

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne joined U.S. Senator and Majority Leader Harry Reid; Chairman Mervin Wright, Jr. of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of

Dry times, downed trees and climate change

Not many people spend more time outdoors in northeast California than Jay Fair. An 84-year-old fishing guide, he knows just about every back road -