Resources

DOCUMENTARIES & FILMS:

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

Ecosystems of California with Erika Zavaleta, UC Santa Cruz

BOOKS:

AUDIOBOOKS

Gold Hunters, J.D. Borthwick [Librivox]

ONLINE

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

PRINT & PAPER

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
Crow’s Range: An Environmental History of the Sierra Nevada, by David Beesley [KXJZ, Insight interview 35:46] The Cousin Jacks; the Cornish in America (1969), A.L. Rowse
Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss, and Luck, Gary Noy
Gold Rush Stories book review by Lisa Redfern
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
History of us book review by Lisa Redfern
Jews in the California Gold Rush (1994), Robert E. Levinson
The Pioneer Miner and Pack Mule Express, (California Historical Society. Special publication) (1931)
Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues, Gary Noy
Tribal Land Conservation, Beth Rose Middleton
Yuba Trails: A Selection of Historic Hiking Trails in the Yuba River Watershed, Hank Meals
Wildflowers & Trees and Shrubs, Redbud Chapter of California Native Plant Society

MUSIC:

Gold Rush Songs (1958) Pat Foster with Dick Weissman


WEBSITES:

Bear Yuba Land Trust
California Department of Fish and Wildlife – California Species Database
California Wildlife YouTube videos
Complexity of the Yuba Watershed Neighborhood. – Hank Meals, Yuba Trails and Tales Blog
Deer Creek YouTube videos
Forest Trails Alliance Facebook page
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
Invasive Species Compendium
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
North Yuba Naturalist blog
Oxford BioScience – Drought, Tree Mortality, and Wildfire in Forests Adapted to Frequent Fire
Sierra College Press
Sierra Nevada Virtual Museum
Sierra Streams Institute

USGS California Water Science Center
USGS – Gold
USGS – Resources for Teachers – Grades 9-12 – Geology

Animals

Audubon Guide to California Birds
California Amphibians – Joyce Gross Photography (toads)
California Birds – Joyce Gross Photography
California Reptiles – Joyce Gross Photography (snakes, turtles & lizards)
Internet Bird Collection
Keep Me Wild Campaign – California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Nevada County Resource Conservation District – Local Mammal Wildlife
Nevada County Wildlife Services

Insects

Arthropods of Nevada County – Joyce Gross Photography (spider, beetle & fly photos)
California non-oak Galls – Joyce Gross Photography
Essig Museum of Entomology – UC Berkeley (bug identification)
Gall Wasps – BugGuide.net
UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology (bugs)
BugGuide.net

Plants

Books:
Wildflowers & Trees and Shrubs, Redbud Chapter of California Native Plant Society
California Native Plant Society – Redbud Chapter
CalPhotos – California Universty, 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
Division of Agricultural Sciences, University of California – California Range Brushlands and Browse Plants  [PDF]– Arthur Sampson and Beryl Jesperson (pg. 129)
History of the Tahoe National Forest [PDF](1982)
Library of Congress – Edible Wild Plants

 

Individual blog posts include additional resources.