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  • 'Sticking around' for an alpine valley

    Attilio Genasci has devoted himself to preserving land in Sierra Valley, Calif., where he has lived and farmed for 96 years

  • The collected Sierra Nevada

    The collected Sierra Nevada

    Meteorologist Hal Klieforth has collected a lifetime of knowledge – and a museum’s worth of artifacts – from years spent exploring the Sierra Nevada.

  • Rethinking national parks and wilderness

    Rethinking national parks and wilderness

    William Tweed takes a loving but critical look at the National Park Service in Uncertain Path: A Search for the Future of National Parks.

  • Follow-up

    Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes now a national park; health screening program for former nuclear workers to expire; Forest Service didn’t break any laws with its Sierra Nevada PR campaign; rocket-burning begins at Oregon’s Umatilla Chemical Depot

  • High Country

    Willard Wyman’s novel High Country tells the story of a Depression-era boy who is wounded in World War II but finds healing in the Sierra Nevada

  • Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra

    Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra

    The wonders of the classic roadside stands that still dish out soft-serve ice cream.

  • Saving the Sierra, tale by tale

    Independent radio producers Catherine Stifter and jesikah maria ross are trying to help the Sierra Nevada by preserving the stories of the people who live there

  • Climate change turns an already troubled ski industry on its head

    Climate change turns an already troubled ski industry on its head

    California's Mammoth Mountain provides a case study on the uncertainty of the ski business, and how global warming threatens to make it even more unpredictable.

  • Where there's fire, there's global warming

    Climate scientist Anthony Westerling is working to illuminate the connection between rising global temperatures and the increasing ferocity of the West’s forest fires

  • What we love will save us

    We are all, too much of the time, captives of the wreck and the mistake. Can’t take our eyes off it, can’t stop thinking about it, can’t stop picking that scab. We slide into our merely negative identity — defined by what we refuse...

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