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2014-10-06 23:08:30

Dave Duffield, Eco-Tourism and the Bonanza Fan Club all share a common thread. Their paths meet on a famous piece of property, rich with historic artifacts called Ponderosa Ranch located above the North East shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Incline Village, NV (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 The 550-acre ranch was purchased in 2004 by Workday founder and PeopleSoft co-founder Dave Duffield. The ranch was the staged backdrop for the Bonanza TV series and Ponderosa...

2014-09-09 08:26:37

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society is featuring a full month of special daytime and evening events and activities, including four film screenings showcasing the storied beauty, complexity and richness of the Yosemite Valley. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/144104 Additional programming and events include the next edition of the popular San Francisco Time Travel Project, a talk with Sierra Stories author Gary Noy and...

2014-09-03 12:20:47

Opportunities still available to leave your legacy on the path with donations of $100 or more LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tahoe Fund today announced it has met its goal of raising $750,000 in private donations for a spectacular new bike path from Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. This private investment will trigger more than 12 million dollars in public funds from federal, state and local governments. The new...

Sierra Nevada snowpack
2014-09-03 02:00:01

Laura Rico, University of California - Irvine The cause? Increased high-elevation plant growth fueled by climate warming Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced. Accelerated plant growth at higher elevations caused by increasing temperatures would trigger more water absorption and evaporation, accounting for the projected runoff declines, the...

2014-08-29 23:03:36

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, local author/adventurer/photographer Tony Krizan concludes his series of slide shows featuring his treks on wilderness hiking trails in the mountains in and around Yosemite as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 On Saturday, September 13, 2014, local author/adventurer/photographer Tony Krizan concludes his series of slide shows featuring his treks on wilderness hiking trails in the mountains in and...

2014-08-27 23:04:11

The annual Bass Lake Home Tour on September 13th showcases some of the unique and impressive homes built around the popular resort destination located a short distance from Yosemite National Park, as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Bass Lake, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The Bass Lake Lions Club have announced their 9th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour, taking place Saturday, September 13 from 10 am until 3 pm. The annual tour showcases some of the unique and impressive...

2014-08-22 23:03:01

Drivers! Start your engines for the 12th Annual Run for the Gold Car Show, sponsored by the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This year’s car show honors both the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act and the 99th birthday of Kiwanis, founded in 1915. The historic Yosemite Grant Act preserved the wild lands of Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove...

2014-08-19 23:03:54

Oakhurst Woodcarvers' Rendezvous is raffling a one-of-a-kind wood quilt made of 16 eight-inch by six-inch squares depicting an aspect of Yosemite National Park. Subjects include the Wawona covered bridge, Mariposa Grove’s Giant Sequoias, and Yosemite Valley’s iconic Half Dome and waterfalls. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 There are those who believe that woodcarving is becoming a lost art. Others are determined to prevent that thought from becoming reality. Larry...

2014-08-18 08:21:33

Introductory fares as low as $59 one way* MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Test your luck at the slots and then head to the slopes with new seasonal service operated by Alaska Airlines between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California. Alaska's nonstop flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes will operate on Mondays and Thursdays between Jan. 15 and April 6, 2015, giving locals and visitors alike plenty of opportunities to experience "Sin City" and ski fresh powder...

2014-08-15 23:02:16

Erna's Elderberry House, the region’s only 5-star restaurant, presents an exquisite array of specially-selected local ingredients, inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural dinner at the White House as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 On Friday, September 12, 2014, Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst commemorates the 150th anniversary of the signing of the historic Yosemite Grant Act with a celebratory dinner served by staff in...


Latest Sierra Nevada Reference Libraries

Eldorado National Forest
2013-12-24 11:56:03

Eldorado National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in eastern California. The majority of the forest lies in El Dorado County. The forest lies in Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties in California; and Douglas County in Nevada with 78 acres. The forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the east by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, on the southeast by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and to the south by...

Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Kings Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 12:16:00

Kings Canyon National Park is located in southern Sierra, Nevada. The park encompasses an area that was once General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890, in order to preserve a grove of giant sequoia trees. The area was known to European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, but was not well-known until 1873, after John Muir visited and found the environment to be similar to Yosemite valley. Harold Ickes, a United States Secretary of Interior, supported the idea of...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.