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
Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Educators Guide to Next Boxes
Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Nest Watch – national nest monitoring program
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
INVASIVE SPECIES  House Sparrows & Starlings – American Acclimatization Society & Eugene Schieffelin
Keep Me Wild Campaign – California Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Nature Conservancy – Migrations in Motion (Climate Change Survival) – Interactive Map
Migratory Connectivity Project | Smithsonian Institution & USGS | Live Animal Migration Tracks
Nevada County Resource Conservation District – Local Mammal Wildlife
Nevada County Wildlife Services
Oxford Academic – Journal of Insect Science
Roadkill Report Maps – UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
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


Saving Species Together, a joint project between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, illustrates how resource agencies, private landowners, non-profits and citizens have come together to help some of California’s vulnerable species.

Saving Species Together Video Series (multilingual video options)

United States Environmental Protection Agency – Clean Water Act (1972)

Conservation & Wilderness History Film (Land Ethic)

Green Fire – PBS version from Aldo Leopold Foundation on Vimeo.


Bear Yuba Land Trust
Complexity of the Yuba Watershed Neighborhood. – Hank Meals, Yuba Trails and Tales Blog
**Deer Creek Restoration Plan (2011)  by Friends of Deer Creek/Sierra Streams Institute and the
Tsi-Akim Maidu – includes indigenous and mining history, geology, river ecology, hydrology and vegetation management, public education, and regulatory reform.
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
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Nutrient Pollution
EPA – What You Can Do about Nutrient Pollution in your home, yard, community, and classroom
Forest Trails Alliance Facebook page
Kubich Lumber Company
Lake Wildwood Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours |  Nevada County Sanitation District Zone 1
NASA – Earth Observatory – Global Maps
NASA – Earth Observatory – Yuba Goldfields
NASA – Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Earth’s Water Resources from Space

National Weather Model Hourly Streamflow Forecast

Nevada City 2019 Water Quality Report
Nevada City Drought Action Plan
Nevada City Wastewater Treatment Plant
Nevada County Wastewater
NOAA –  National Center for Environmental Information California Climate Summary
NOAA – Satellite Imagery
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
Nevada Irrigation District – 2019 Water Quality Report
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


Bureau of Land Management National Data Map

The Ditches of Nevada City – Lidar Maps

Grasshopper Geography Photography – California River Map

click on image to download a free coloring sheet

Yuba River Watershed Hydro Map

USGS National Water Dashboard




Bean’s History and Directory of Nevada County
California Field Atlas & Obi Kaufmann books
Ecosystems of California by Harold Mooney and Erika Zavaleta
The Ditches of Nevada City by Dom Lindars


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
Thompson & West, History of Nevada County 1880


After the Gold Rush: Society in Grass Valley and Nevada City, California, 1849-1870, Ralph Mann
The Cougar Conundrum: Sharing the World with a Successful Predator by Mark Elbroch | Revelator Article – What’s the Value of a Mountain Lion?
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- 2,965photos 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)
We Can Do This – Kiss the Ground Podcast
UC Santa Cruz – Science Notes
Litton Hill Farming Families – Self-Guided Trail Tour
Rough & Ready Historic Cemetery – Self-Guided Tour


America, only more so’ – Nevada County’s struggles and successes defined California – The Union (2004)
Bean’s History and Directory of Nevada County
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 History
Nevada County Resource Conservation District – Drought
Pacific Coast Narrow Gauge Railroad – Nevada County
The Sierra Fund – Reports and Fact Sheets
South Yuba River State Park – Cultural History ( Bridgeport & Deer Creek confluence with the Yuba River area)
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.

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