Southern Sierra Nevada

Clay River

Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada foothills are home to the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, but the tribe has been enmeshed in a decades-long battle for recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. To learn more about the current status of that fight, and how it’s been shaped by COVID-19, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with Clay Muwin River, managing director of the Miwumati Family Healing Center.

Victoria Reeder, Save the Redwoods League

A Bay Area conservation group has signed a deal to purchase the world’s largest privately owned giant sequoia forest in the Southern Sierra Nevada. FM89's News Director Alice Daniel spoke with Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League.