A few years ago, I was reading an article about the decline of the Sierra Nevada foothills in California, and the words “crestwood ecological reserve” popped up in the headlines.
It was a little bit of a shock.
But when you consider the significance of a national park, it’s important to note that a park is just a special kind of space, and there’s always going to be some risk associated with it.
In the 1950, there were fewer than a dozen national parks in the United States, and only a handful of them were really important.
The Sierra Nevada was one of those few.
“It’s like the big city of the American West,” said Greg Molnar, who was an assistant director of the Bureau of Land Management for nearly 40 years and is now the director of conservation and planning for the Park Service.
Molnar was a park ranger in the early 1950s when the Sierra became the largest wilderness area in the Western Hemisphere.
His wife, Elizabeth, and their children would often drive to the Sierra to hunt.
There were only two major roadways in the Sierra that ran through the area, the San Bernardino to the Santa Cruz and the Yosemite to the San Joaquin rivers.
For a time, there was a big ranch there, but when the U.S. government moved the cattle ranch out to pasture and cleared the area to make way for development, the area was lost.
That paved the way for what would become the Forest Service, which became the agency responsible for managing the park.
But conservation was a delicate balance.
At the time, the Sierra was one part of a vast and diverse system of mountains, valleys, canyons and deserts that included the Columbia, Yosemite and Joshua rivers.
The Sierra was so diverse that the Bureau had to coordinate with the federal government on how to manage it.
Molnars wife and daughters would drive to Yosemite Valley to hunt, and then back to California.
One of the things that was very important was the way in which the Bureau was able to manage this wilderness.
If you’re in the park and you see the National Park Service, you see a large, white building.
And that building is actually a giant satellite dish, and it has a lot of people watching.
And that’s a really powerful message that’s got to be sent to people, Molnars family said.
It was an extremely important part of our national park.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, meanwhile, was tasked with managing the rest of the park as well.
With no big roads to the east and west, the Bureau needed to coordinate its work with the National Parks Service, Molkar said.
The Sierra became one of the largest national parks, and that’s where the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Museum of Natural History got involved, Moglars family told me.
A big part of the art and the museum’s mission is to help people understand what it is to be American, Molson said.
And in a way, they’ve been very successful at that.
“If you want to see the Sierra in a historical context, you can’t go into a museum and go in and see the actual, you know, the actual historical record,” Molnary said.
“But you can go into the museum and see, you just go down the path of history.
You go from the early days, when it was only people that hunted and lived in the mountains, all the way to the last days of the logging, the logging camps, the big cattle and the timber industry, when everything went to the wolves.
Molnary says that while there are a few places where the Sierra still is alive today, they’re much smaller and more remote. “
That’s the kind of history that we’re supposed to be telling.”
Molnary says that while there are a few places where the Sierra still is alive today, they’re much smaller and more remote.
I grew up on the west side of the California border and had a really good connection with the Sierra.
But the Sierra now is a tiny, isolated piece of land, with few people living on the mountain side.
When you’re on the mountains and you’re surrounded by trees, there’s a lot more to the landscape, and so the people that are there, the natural resource managers, are more experienced in managing those areas, Molan said.
But the conservation of the wilderness is just part of what the National Trust for Historic Preservation is about, Molfrars family added.
They’re the custodians of this historic resource, and they need to do a lot to preserve that resource.
He said the conservation effort is important to preserve the Sierra, but they also need to focus on