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

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.

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

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,

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

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.

2014-08-18 08:21:33

Introductory fares as low as $59 one way* MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Aug.

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

2014-08-05 16:22:19

Musicians, Aerialists and Dancers perform against stunning Lake Tahoe backdrop during North Lake Tahoe Art Month TRUCKEE, Calif., Aug.

2014-07-28 13:12:56

Before the colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land now called California, and many of their cultures manipulated fire to control the availability of plants they used for food, fuel, tools, and ritual.

2014-07-10 12:25:08

Daytime and evening programs throughout the month of July highlight stories from one of California's Awe-Inspiring Treasures, and events include special presentations from Outdoor Afro members as they


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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