conservation http://kvpr.org en Commentary: Time To Save The Sierra's Vanishing Trails http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-time-save-sierras-vanishing-trails <p>One of the great things about living in California’s Central Valley is the easy access to one of the great mountain ranges of the world, the Sierra Nevada, and its beautiful forests. Unfortunately, through no fault of anyone in the valley, that access is being threatened.</p><p>As a lifelong Californian, I’ve grown to love the mountains so much that I’ve done volunteer work in the forests of the Sierra for the past 15 years. And over that time, I’ve seen a dramatic shift in the condition of the forests. The problems are twofold: a lack of funding, and a lack of personnel.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:25:49 +0000 Ken Murray for Zocalo Public Square 27537 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Time To Save The Sierra's Vanishing Trails Author Interview: Jared Farmer "Trees In Paradise" http://kvpr.org/post/author-interview-jared-farmer-trees-paradise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California has more trees now than at any time since the late Pleistocene. And it comes as no surprise to residents of the San Joaquin Valley that our cultivation of trees has played a defining role in shaping the California we know today.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:49:12 +0000 Joe Moore 25666 at http://kvpr.org Author Interview: Jared Farmer "Trees In Paradise" New Google Tool Shows Remarkable Timelapse of Fresno Growth Since 1984 http://kvpr.org/post/new-google-tool-shows-remarkable-timelapse-fresno-growth-1984 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new </span><a href="http://earthengine.google.org/#timelapse/v=36.80092,-119.77041,10.177,latLng&amp;t=0.47" style="line-height: 1.5;">timelapse tool</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> released this month by Google provides Fresno residents with a stark reminder of just how quickly much of the city's nearby agriculture land has been replaced by homes, shopping centers and freeways.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 20:21:55 +0000 Joe Moore 15057 at http://kvpr.org New Google Tool Shows Remarkable Timelapse of Fresno Growth Since 1984 Nature Preserve Near Fresno Delights Foothill Visitors http://kvpr.org/post/nature-preserve-near-fresno-delights-foothill-visitors <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the edge of a region in California known for agriculture and dairy, lays a hidden gem. &nbsp;A wildlife preserve with Table top foothills, that in spring are awash in color from budding wild flowers.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Saturday, the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, a local group that manages a number of foothill preserves in the region held a special open house at the group’s largest operation. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:13:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero 12009 at http://kvpr.org Nature Preserve Near Fresno Delights Foothill Visitors Commentary: Time To Turn Off Our Sprinklers, Fresno http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-time-turn-our-sprinklers-fresno <p></p><p></p><p>The San Joaquin Valley’s communities and farms all blossomed our of a desert landscape thanks to available water supplies. But with an increasing population, and global warming, how we use this most precious resource is becoming more and more important. In this edition of FM89’s commentary series "The Moral Is", Fresno State biology professor&nbsp;Madhusudan Katti&nbsp;says it’s time for us to turn off our sprinklers.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:28:42 +0000 Madhusudan Katti 11895 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Time To Turn Off Our Sprinklers, Fresno