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.

Producer's Journal: STS makes 2009 Top Ten List of Best International Multi-media Projects

Professor Patricia Zimmerman has named STS to her list of the Ten Best International Multi-Platform Web 2.0 Projects of 2009 that Torque Documentary Form. Who

STS blog in hiatus, for now

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of our regional media project, Saving The Sierra, which was funded in part by a grant from

UC Davis digital project makes case for rural way of life

Read about a new rural community media project, in the spirit and tradition of Saving The Sierra!   This project is done through the new

Regional Op-Ed | The Sierra Fund: What do "Green Jobs" mean for rural California?

Regardless of political party and position, when it comes to economic stimulus and the hundreds of billions of dollars that the federal government is getting

TCAN kicks off production on "Truckee's Guide to a Smaller Footprint"

Truckee Climate Action Network Contact: Beth Ingalls, Director 530.386.3128 For immediate release: January 23, 2009 “Truckee’s Guide to a Smaller Footprint” Will Showcase Local

New Survey Documents State Contracts Freeze Blow to Sierra Green Economy

A recent survey by the Sierra Nevada Alliance confirms that the State's stop work order on bond funded contracts as of December 17, 2008 has

Obama's Agenda for Rural America

From the new website: "Rural communities face numerous challenges but also economic opportunities unlike anything we have witnessed in modern history. President Obama and

Sierra Conservation Groups Push for Land Swap to Preserve Whitney Portal Property

As the January 21 deadline for comments on the 'Whitney Portal Preserve' development proposal approaches, local conservationists and regional organizations are stepping up their efforts

Fire, climate and thinning

My recent article about the Moonlight Fire in Plumas County - and how scientists now believe climate change is helping to spark more destructive wildfires  - drew