July 28, 2007 |
More than 400,000 acres of wild land in the Eastern Sierra Nevada should be made protected habitat for an endangered mountain sheep, the federal government said. The proposed habitat for the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep runs from Tuolumne County to Tulare County and juts into the Inyo and Humboldt-Toiyabe national forests.
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July 25, 2006 |
Controversial logging legislation by a San Joaquin Valley congressman would hasten several timber projects in the Sequoia and Sierra national forests, environmentalists say. The plan by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) has been presented as a way to keep forests healthy and sawmill workers employed. But environmentalists say it threatens vulnerable species, as well as Giant Sequoia National Monument. A House hearing was scheduled for Thursday.
July 8, 2006 |
The chemical traces of prehistoric raindrops in crumbling boulders have led Stanford University researchers to conclude that the Sierra Nevada is at least 40 million years old, much older than previously thought. New geological evidence shows that the traditional estimate of 3 million to 5 million years old appears far too low, three Stanford geoscientists said in a paper published in Friday's issue of the journal Science.
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February 3, 2006 |
A woman died after she and two companions were caught in an avalanche while skiing in the Twin Lakes area of the Eastern Sierra backcountry, according to Mono County sheriff's deputies. The avalanche occurred just before noon Wednesday near Black Smith Canyon. Joshua Feinburg, 30, of Mammoth Lakes was treated at the scene. The woman, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was airlifted to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. The third skier was able to go for help.
August 16, 2005 |
Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish.
May 17, 2005 |
Mike Dobel is worried. A biologist with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Dobel charts mule deer populations in California and Nevada, and he doesn't like what he sees. Development running along the backside of the Sierra Nevada, a 300-mile section of U.S. 395 running between Bishop and Susanville, appears to have compromised the deer's habitat and may threaten the future of the herd. The problem is especially acute in and around Reno, where about 13,000 deer live.