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.

Dave the Forester's Tips on Fire Safe Sierra Homes

Hello Sierra homeowners. During each season, I will be writing an article coinciding with the release of our newsletter highlighting what you can do to

Producer's Journal: Telling the New Sierra Story by Catherine Stifter

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

Documentary Tune-in Guide

Listen to Saving The Sierra's documentary on these college, community, low power, and public radio stations.

Sierra Fire Season Has Begun

I've been a volunteer at my local fire department since the mid-90s. I was very active for about 7 years and now find myself on

California and Nevada Governors Declare State of Emergency for Catastrophic Wildfire

A state of emergency was declared Tuesday in the Lake Tahoe basin by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, who took the advice

Environmental Results of the Gold Rush: KGO-TV Story

KGO-TV Reporter Laura Anthony produced a 2-part series on mining history and toxic legacy. Among those interviewed are The Sierra Fund Executive Director Elizabeth Martin,

Wilderness Compromise Surprises Both Sides

When Congressman Buck McKeon visited the Eastern Sierra two weeks ago, the word on the street was that his wilderness legislation was dead in the

Sierra Day in Sacramento a Success

People who love the Sierra Nevada took time out of their lives to attend the Sierra Day in the Capitol on Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Thoughts on water conservation from an Amador County blogger & conservationist

Here's what Katherine Evatt wrote recently about water conservation: Thanks to our unusually dry spring, it's a relatively dry year in the Mokelumne River watershed,

Managing Tahoe Bears

California and Nevada wildlife officials will pool resources to help prevent a repeat of last year's record-breaking season of bear problems in the Tahoe Basin.