Whether you hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, fish from a trout stream, ski down the steep eastern slopes, or picnic beneath the spreading canopy of a valley oak in the foothills, there is no way to separate what it means to be a Californian from our beloved Sierra Nevada.
This publication provides an overview of the geology, climate, water resources, flora and fauna, human history, ecosystem services, and natural resource management issues associated with human development of the Sierra Nevada. It also provides an increased understanding of the Sierra Nevada’s natural communities and the conservation challenges presented by a long history of land use, fire suppression, and resource extraction.
Part of the California Naturalist Series.
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