Saving the Sierra, tale by tale

Little, Jane Braxton
May 2007
High Country News;5/14/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p7
The article narrates the experiences of editors Catherine Stifter and Jesikah Maria Ross in pursuing their project in the Sierra Nevada Mountain in California. Stifter and Ross are collecting scores of stories from wilderness hikers, county commissioners, forest rangers and developers and broadcast it on National Public Radio through an interactive Web site and at community events, aiming to save the Sierra Nevada. Both editors believed that the stories can awaken millions of people who live outside the mountain range to the issues that threaten it. They are saving stories of life in the mountains, about logging, mining, rafting, backpacking, teaching, and trading through interviews.


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