Arthropods of Nevada County – Joyce Gross Photography (spider, beetle & fly photos)
Audubon Guide to California Birds
Bird Watching Walks – Sierra Foothills Audubon Society
California Amphibians – Joyce Gross Photography (toads)
California Birds – Joyce Gross Photography
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Game Warden Jerry Karnow (Nevada County) – VIDEO
California non-oak Galls (Wasp) – Joyce Gross Photography
California Reptiles – Joyce Gross Photography (snakes, turtles & lizards)
California Species Database – California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Wildlife YouTube videos
Essig Museum of Entomology – UC Berkeley (bug identification)
Forestry Images
Gall Wasps –
Internet Bird Collection
Introduced Species – KCET – 5 Species You Might Have Mistakenly Thought Were California Natives
Keep Me Wild Campaign – California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Nevada County Resource Conservation District – Local Mammal Wildlife
Nevada County Wildlife Services
Oxford Academic – Journal of Insect Science
Sierra Foothills Audubon Society – Birds of Nevada County
UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology (bugs)
Yale Environment 360 – Native Species or Invasive? The Distinction Blurs as the World Warms
Wikipedia – List of Mammals of California



Bear Yuba Land Trust
Complexity of the Yuba Watershed Neighborhood. – Hank Meals, Yuba Trails and Tales Blog
Deer Creek YouTube videos
California Department of Fish and Wildlife – California Invasive Species Action Week

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Drought, Tree Mortality, and Wildfire in Forests Adapted to Frequent Fire – Oxford BioScience

Ecosystems of California (video series) with Erika Zavaleta, UC Santa Cruz
Forest Trails Alliance Facebook page
Kubich Lumber Company
NASA – Earth Observatory – Global Maps
NASA – Earth Observatory – Yuba Goldfields
NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Earth’s Water Resources from Space
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce – Nevada City, a colorful town that has prepared for its future by preserving its past

Nevada County Resource Conservation District – Donner Summit Snowfall and Snowpack 1879-2013
Nevada County Resource Conservation District – local wildlife
Nevada County Resource Conservation District – Lakes & Reservoirs of Nevada County
North Yuba Naturalist blog
Sierra College Press
Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum
Sierra Streams Institute
The Sierra Fund

USGS California Water Science Center
USGS Groundwater Quality in the Sierra Nevada, California 
USGS Resources for Teachers – Grades 9-12 – Geology


Grasshopper Geography Photography – California River Map

Yuba River Watershed Hydro Map




Ecosystems of California by Harold Mooney and Erika Zavaleta


Gold Hunters, J.D. Borthwick [Librivox]


Man and Nature, George Perkins Marsh (Father of Conservation) – 1864 – epub, html, and other formats
The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Tales, Bret Harte | for Library Loan
Nevada (City), Grass Valley & Rough & Ready General Directory of Citizens; a historical sketch of Nevada County,  A. A. Sargent, ESQ 1856
Three Years in California, J.D. Borthwick
The Frontier in American History (1920), Frederick J. Turner


After the Gold Rush: Society in Grass Valley and Nevada City, California, 1849-1870, Ralph Mann
Conflict Between the California Indian and White Civilization (1976), Sherburne F. Cook
The Cousin Jacks; the Cornish in America (1969), A.L. Rowse
Crow’s Range: An Environmental History of the Sierra Nevada, by David Beesley [KXJZ, Insight interview 35:46]
Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss, and Luck, Gary Noy [watch FDC video]
Hard Rock Epic: Western Miners and the Industrial Revolution, 1860-1910, Mark Wyman
History of Us: Nisenan Tribe of the Nevada City Rancheria, Richard B. Johnson
Jennie Carter, A Black Journalist of the Early West, edited by Eric Gardner [watch FDC video]
Jews in the California Gold Rush (1994), Robert E. Levinson
Life on the Plains and Among the Diggings (1854), Alonzo Delano
On the Trail to the California Gold Rush (1806-74), Alonzo Delano
The Pioneer Miner and Pack Mule Express, (California Historical Society. Special publication) (1931)
The River: Hiking Trails and History of the South Fork of the Yuba River, Hank Meals
Sierra College Press
Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, Gary Noy [watch FDC video]
Tribal Land Conservation, Beth Rose Middleton
Yuba Trails: A Selection of Historic Hiking Trails in the Yuba River Watershed, Hank Meals
Yuba Trails 2: A selection of hiking trails in the Yuba River and neighboring watersheds, Hank Meals
Wildflowers & Trees and Shrubs, Redbud Chapter of California Native Plant Society


54:00 – Lawlessness | 58:22 – Luzina Stanley in Nevada City |  1:01:51 – Women | 1:04:00 – Anti-Foreign Sentiment | 1:15:30 – Dams and Water Diversion | 1:16:22 – Native Americans


Gold Rush Songs (1958) Pat Foster with Dick Weissman


California Native Plant Society – Redbud Chapter
CalPhotos – California University, Berkeley- 2,965 photos of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes from Nevada County.
California Native Plants for Placer and Nevada Counties [PDF]– Lani Houck
California Range Brushlands and Browse Plants  [PDF]– Arthur Sampson and Beryl Jesperson (pg. 129) Division of Agricultural Sciences, University of California
Edible Wild Plants – Library of Congress
History of the Tahoe National Forest [PDF](1982)
Invasive Species Compendium
Living Wild, Gardening, Cooking and Healing with Native Plants of California by Alicia Funk
Wildflowers & Trees and Shrubs, Redbud Chapter of California Native Plant Society


Jennie Carter, Eric Gardner – Author Interview (20:57)


Gold Rush History: 49ers Left Rich Legacy of Outrageous Names
Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada Couty – Noehill
History of Tahoe National Forest: 1840 – 1940
Nevada County Resource Conservation District – Drought
The Sierra Fund – Reports and Fact Sheets
USGS – Gold


Google Lens – Artificial intelligence plant, animal and other item identification
Identification Technology Program (USDA & APHIS) – Pest Identification

Individual blog posts include additional resources.