Come Join Us

October 3, 2008 - October 4, 2008
2008 Sierra Solutions
Tools for Sustainable Communities, Economies and the Environment

Sierra Solutions postcard

The Sierra Business Council and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy invite you to this year’s most powerful gathering in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Sierra Solutions will highlight those leading the sustainability charge in the Sierra Nevada – those who believe, “The Sierra Nevada is a place that serves as a model for the rest of the nation – it is a place where we pursue a green economy, support valuable ecosystems, and design sustainable communities.”


This year’s Conference will highlight solution-based tools, processes and opportunities for ensuring sustainable and vibrant sierra communities, landscapes and local economies.

Saving The Sierra Co-director, Catherine Stifter, will present examples of community outreach with Sierra stories on a panel at the conference. See you there!


October 3 & 4, 2008
Mammoth Lakes Resort Conference Center
(530) 582-4800
For conference info click here>>

April 22, 2008 - September 1, 2008
Saving The Sierra Documentary
Check the Tune-In Guide for broadcast listings

As of July 10, the documentary has aired on 182 public, community, college, and low-power radio stations across the country, in Canada and Australia. We've reached nearly 4 million listeners.

Find broadcast times and stations here on the Tune in Guide

Here's a sampling of comments about the program:

"Saving the Sierra is a sweet hour spent in the mountains of eastern California and among the people who inhabit them. Catherine Stifter and jesikah maria ross' beautifully conversational narration allows the listener to feel at home in this region. The piece builds on this with more conversations with locals of various stripes, each of whom speak to their particular concerns for the future, most of which have to do with encroaching urbanization. I'd imagine this piece could be a good handbook for rural communities around the country, all of whom face similar futures. This is such a nice example of how radio can be used to express a community's divergent voices, and ideally build the community it comes from. This is a beautifully crafted piece of radio, with plenty of beautiful sound of the mountains, and moved along by original music." --Stephanie Guyer-Stevens (Outer Voices Executive Producer) review on Public Radio Exchange

"We'd like to play the program for members of Conservation units in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire. Also an area inundated by "Vacation Home " construction. We are adjacent to the White Mountain National Forest, which, were it not for Federal Legislation a few decades ago, would be empty of its natural setting. I would like to gather local voices concerned about our region to sit in and do commentary after your program." --Frank Pingree, GM WJSK

"I am surprised and pleased that my simple words have traveled so far. Your work is superb; I'm glad I could contribute." --Allen Edwards, who speaks in the documentary

"My daily life as a rancher, and producer of grass fed beef brings home the continual message that we must be engaged in the educational outreach to everyone who lives in the Sierras, as well as those who visit our area. Thank you for all that you are doing to educate and ENLIGHTEN." --Jenny Brown