Big Steps Toward Our Renewable Energy Goals
Sierra Link: The approval of NextEra Resources' Blythe solar project by the U.S. Department of the Interior is another boost in California's campaign to generate a third of its power from renewable sources by 2020.
Little Hoover Commission Calls for California to Lead in Climate Change Adaptation
Sierra Link: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to spend up to $450,000 in taxpayer dollars to teach Native American tribes in the Great Basin region ”climate adaptation plans” for their hunting, fishing and gathering activities.
Fighter Jet Captures Dramatic 'Fire Clouds' Over California Wildfires
California Panel Calls for Full Revamp of State Parks Funding
Sierra Link: lifornia needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises.
The Current California Drought, Illustrated
Sierra Link: Are you more of a visual learner? Here's a dramatic graphic showing just how short on water the state of California is compared to just last week, and last year.
Water Bond Must Recognize Sierra’s Importance
Sierra Link: Before they left Sacramento for summer recess, legislators said they would work together to hammer out a new water bond bill when they returned in August. This would replace the $11.14 billion proposal currently on the November ballot, which has already been delayed twice.
North American Waterfowl Are Newest Casualty of California’s Drought
Sierra Link: Add another casualty to California’s prolonged and punishing drought: Wildlife officials warned this week that dry conditions in the state’s Central Valley could have a devastating effect on North American waterfowl.
BLM-CA Leads Interagency Effort to Protect Sage-Grouse Habitat During Bodie Fire
Sierra Link: The BLM recently committed 6.5 million dollars to the conservation of the Bi-State DPS and managing wildfire to either minimize adverse impacts or to benefit sage-grouse is a part of that commitment.
17 and Solo, She Set Out to Hike the 2,650 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail
Sierra Link: Laina Rose climbs a steep, shale-strewn trail just outside Sierra City. It’s before noon on a mid-June day and warm enough for her to remove her light jacket. Fellow hikers in town warned her that this stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail was a tough uphill, but to Rose, it’s just another stroll on a months-long journey.