Saving The Sierra
Summary: A richly produced one-hour public radio special about how unlikely allies are coming together to preserve rural culture from rapid residential growth, sustain local economies as recreation developments boom, and protect clean water and open space for future generations. Produced by Two-time Peabody award-winning producer, Catherine Stifter, and award-winning community media maker, jesikah maria ross.
Urban development threatens rural communities across America. People who live and work in these beautiful landscapes face some tough decisions about the future. We traveled California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range to explore communities in the midst of struggle against the development pressures closing in on them.