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  Sierra Nevada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is the name of at least two mountain ranges:
There are also two single mountains named Sierra Nevada in the Andes which are volcanoes.
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), though technically not in the Andes
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sierra_Nevada   (164 words)

  
 Encyclopedia topic: Sierra Nevada (US)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lake Tahoe (A lake on the border between Nevada and California west of Carson City; a popular resort area) is a large, clear freshwater lake in the northern Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 6225 feet (1,897 m) and an area of 191 square miles (489 km²).
The earliest identified inhabitants of the Sierra Nevada were the Paiute (The Shoshonean language spoken by the Paiute people) tribe on the east side and the Miwok (A member of the North American Indian people living in the central Sierra Nevada in California) tribe on the west.
Sierra Nevada means "snowy range" in Spanish (The Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/si/sierra_nevada_(us)2.htm   (1942 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Sierra Nevada (US)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is mostly in eastern California.
The Sierra Nevada stretches 400 miles, from Mount Lassen in the North to the Tehachapi Mountains in the South.
Lake Tahoe is a large, clear freshwater lake in the northern Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 6,225' and 191 square miles of area.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Sierra_Nevada_(US)   (1369 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada (US) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is almost entirely in eastern California.
In west-east cross section, the Sierra is shaped like a non-equilateral triangle: the altitude gradually increases as you travel east, until you reach the crest, whereupon the altitude rapidly decreases, forming a steep escarpment.
The geological history of the Sierra Nevada begins in the Jurassic period, approximately 150 million years ago.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Sierra_Nevada_%28US%29   (1560 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada Alliance - Who We Are- About Us
When the Sierra Nevada Alliance was envisioned in 1993, the Sacramento Bee had just published Tom Knudson's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, "The Sierra in Peril", and Congress had directed a cadre of scientists under the management of the University of California at Davis to produce the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP) report.
The Sierra Nevada Alliance's mission is to protect and restore the natural environment of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while ensuring healthy and sustainable communities.
The Alliance's broad geographic focus is on the entire Sierra Nevada range, from its northern tip near Mt. Lassen to its southern edge in Kern County, and from California's foothills to the Reno metropolitan area.
www.sierranevadaalliance.org /whoweare/aboutus   (344 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada (US) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At some time in it's past, the Sierras actually extended from N California all the way to the what is now the Mexican border in an almost straignt and unbroken chain.
This is known as the "Sierra Nevada Rotor." This "mountain wave" forms when dry continental winds from the east cause the formation of a stacked set of counter-revolving cylinders of air reaching into the stratosphere.
The Sierra Nevada casts the valleys east of the Sierra in a rain shadow, which makes Death Valley and Owens Valley "the land of little rain".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sierra_Nevada_(US)   (1732 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada (US) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Sierra Nevada are divided into a number of biotic zones:
In 1871, King mistakenly thought that was the highest peak in the Sierra and climbed it.
Between 1892 and 1897, was the first explorer to attempt to map a route along the crest of the Sierra (what would eventually become the John Muir Trail, along a different route).
fremont.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Sierra_Nevada_(US)   (1504 words)

  
 California Planning Roundtable - Sierra Endangered: A Call to Action
The population doubled in the Sierra Nevada between 1970 and 1990, and official projections are that the 1990 population will triple by 2040.
The Sierra Nevada is a state treasure and a state asset.
Much as Rachel Carson and the early environmentalists demonstrated what we were doing to the air and water around us in the 1950s and 1960s, the critical studies of the Sierra Nevada demonstrate the fragility of, and serious damage happening to, the Sierra Nevada.
www.cproundtable.org /cprwww/docs/sierra1.html   (1195 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada (US)
The Sierra Nevada stretches 400 miles (650km), from Fredonyer Pass in the North to Tehachapi Pass in the South.
Lake Tahoe is a large, clear freshwater lake in the northern Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 6225 feet (1,897m) and 191 square miles (489 sq km) of area.
Thus, the crest near Lake Tahoe is roughly 9000' (2,700m) high, the crest near Yosemite National Park is roughly 13000' (4,000m) high, and the entire range attains its peak at Mount Whitney.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/s/si/sierra_nevada__us_.html   (1378 words)

  
 Guiding Light Mountain Guides - The Sierra Nevada, Spain
British mountaineers and walkers have largely ignored the mountains of Spain's Sierra Nevada.
The Sierra Nevada allows us to recapture the solitude and sense of adventure sadly lacking among the more popular ranges.
The striking thing about the high Sierrra Nevada is the sense of space and the impression of vast scale.
www.guidinglight.org.uk /sn.html   (605 words)

  
 About Us - Sierra Nevada Recreation Corporation
In 1996, Sierra Nevada Recreation Corporation purchased Black Chasm, which had been designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1976.
Sierra Nevada Recreation leased the operation and opened its first tours of Sutter Gold Mine on May 12, 2001.
Sierra Nevada Recreation Corporation had always been known for cave tours until this time - since its founders were avid cavers who thrilled in cave exploration and delighted in making these beautiful natural environments available to the general public to see and enjoy.
www.caverntours.com /AboutUs.html   (1557 words)

  
 NSLA - Historical Myth a Month - Sierra Nevada Means What it Says and Where is it Anyway?
Padre Pedro Font is credited with placing the Sierra Nevada definitively on a map for the first time in 1776.
Now here is something that might surprise people who have lived in the area a while and know to call the Sierra Nevada the Sierra Nevada or just the Sierra: technically the Sierra Nevada and its crest line is wholly and solely in California.
However, the Sierra Nevada crest line is clearly west of Lake Tahoe.
dmla.clan.lib.nv.us /docs/nsla/archives/myth/myth14.htm   (530 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada Airstreams Destinations
US 395 North and South, California 89 and the northern Sierra's, Washoe County, Interstate 80 on the immigrant trails route, US 50 on the pony express route, US 95 down the middle, US 97 volcano territory and special spots.
The Northwest corner of Nevada, Washoe county includes Pyramid Lake and the Black Rock and Smoke Creek deserts to the north and Washoe Lake area between Reno and Carson City on the south.
US 70, the Feather River route is a nice route if rather on the North end but with no major passes to worry about, just two lanes, towns, and typical rural major road problems.
sierranevadaairstreams.org /destinations   (783 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada Information - High Sierra Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Citing the recent California wildfires, Republicans and a few Democrats representing the state in Congress warned this week that the Sierra Nevada is dangerously overgrown and urged ``common sense'' revisions to a management plan for the forest.
The High Sierra Elderhostel progam was founded with the highly active, highly motivated, 55+ age group in mind.
The High Sierra Library is a collection of books, calendars, and other literature relevant to recreation in the Sierra Nevada.
www.sierrapacktrip.com   (1688 words)

  
 Holocenes Sierra Nevada Gallery
Lake Tahoe lies on the border between California and Nevada in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains.
It stands in the middle Sierra Nevada among a range of tall peaks forming the eastern boundary of Sequoia National Park, home of giant redwoods.
The Sierra Nevada cast a rain shadow across the land to the east -- moist air carried by westerly winds seldom crosses the high ranges.
www.holoscenes.com /gallery1.html   (401 words)

  
 Sierra College events, exhibits and athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Sierra College Ridley Art Gallery features and supports the work of both student and professional artists through its exhibit series each year.
The mission of the Sierra College Foundation is to give the members of our community the opportunity to assist and invest in the development of quality educational opportunities for all.
We provide scholarships to students, financial assistance to college programs, the means for the community to invest in Sierra College and ways to develop business projects which support college programs and activities.
www.sierra.cc.ca.us /events.html   (317 words)

  
 Hiking Sierra, Nevada
For the rest of us mere mortals, climbing mountains with a fifty pound pack usually conquers us.
The Rae Lakes basin is a wonder of the Sierra Nevada.
The worst of the hiking is over, we move camp each day and spend time doing what each of us loves to do here in the wilderness.
savvytraveler.publicradio.org /show/features/1998/19980926/sierra.shtml   (1537 words)

  
 The Nature Conservancy in Colombia - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a landscape of biological juxtapositions.
The world’s tallest coastal mountain, the Sierra Nevada is an 18,942-foot (5,775-meter) massif separated from the Andes chain by plains and semiarid regions and it harbors numerous self-contained tropical and alpine ecosystems in a relatively small area.
The lands were then returned to the ownership of the Gonawindua-Tayrona Organization, one of the local indigenous groups, The traditional lifestyles and agricultural practices of the indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada do not have a destructive effect on the mountain’s ecosystems and thus promote conservation of the mountain’s unique ecosystems.
nature.org /wherewework/southamerica/colombia/work/art5303.html   (620 words)

  
 Earthjustice: Newsroom
In a motion filed in US District Court, the Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, and the Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign—represented in this case by Earthjustice—raised serious concerns about the Bush administration’s failure to defend environmental laws in the courtroom.
After years of heavy logging across Sierra Nevada forests, the framework was designed to improve National Forest management throughout the region to reduce fire risk and halt the decline of the California spotted owl and other endangered wildlife.
Last year, when the administration failed to seriously defend the US Forest Service’s policy to protect 58.5 million acres of inventoried roadless areas, conservation groups intervened, and in December 2002, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the policy was legally sound.
www.earthjustice.org /news/display.html?ID=584   (617 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada Byways by Tony Huegel (California Book)
Less expensive than a full tank of gas, Sierra Nevada Byways describes 50 backcountry routes for you and your family to explore along California's magnificent mountains spine.
The Sierra Nevada stir the explorer in us all.
Anyone who has driven through California's Sierra Nevada Mountains has seen those tantalizing lines on the map, those dirt roads that branch off the highways and disappear into the mountains, canyons and forests of the largest single mountain range in the contiguous United States.
www.4x4books.com /bysn.htm   (514 words)

  
 Kern Peak, Sierra Nevada, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kern Peak (11,510') is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness area of the Southern Sierra Nevada in California.
The backpack in provided us with the expected spring Southern Sierra scenery: lush green meadows, blooming flowers, towering pine trees, and refreshing clean air.
Thunder roared and lightning struck the ridge ahead of us and behind us, and also on the ridges on either side of us.
home.att.net /~bobsumner/KernPeak.htm   (540 words)

  
 RGJ.com - Geology of the Sierra Nevada
To understand the details of Great Basin and Sierra Nevada geology, it would take years of college-level study, setting you on a collision course with technical concepts about thrust faults, horsts, grabens, subduction, batholiths and Pennsylvanian unconformities.
D.D. LaPointe, earth science education and outreach coordinator for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at UNR, likens the rock and earth around us to a layer cake.
The North American and Pacific continental plates are having a shoving match, and the pressure is pushing and folding the land to create the Sierra Nevada.
www.rgj.com /news/stories/outdoors/974931469.php   (1749 words)

  
 Sierra College home page
Sierra College is a fully accredited, two-year community college located in north central California, with campuses in Rocklin, Grass Valley, Truckee and Roseville.
Sierra College awards the largest number of Associates degrees in California.
Of the nation's 2 and 4 year institutions, Sierra College ranks 13th nationwide.
www.sierra.cc.ca.us   (172 words)

  
 Sierra Nevada Unlimited
People who know the scent of the grass and the flowers, the fragrance of the pine trees, the cool wind in their face and the the thrill of being on top of a mountain and looking over the land like an eagle in flight.
Hiking Trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California
Sierra Nevada is our home and sacred to us.
sierranevadaunlimited.com   (236 words)

  
 Sierra College overview and reasons to attend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sierra College is a fully accredited, two-year community college located in north central California.
At Sierra College our focus is on student learning and high quality teaching, not research or publication.
Sierra College offers you a wide range of opportunities and choices to achieve your personal and professional goals.
www.sierra.cc.ca.us /about.html   (431 words)

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