On the Wild Side spotlights a series of articles from our SierraScapes Newsletter about Eastern Sierra natural history, and wildlife in this area, and their interactions with the landscape.
© Sean Beckett Spend time enjoying the Eastern Sierra, and you'll watch the landscape come alive. Here, golden desert mesas and sagebrush steppe teem with species like pronghorn, pygmy rabbit, and bobcat. The rare Bi-State sage-grouse meanwhile raises their chicks on the green irrigated meadows in places like Bridgeport Valley. These valley ecosystems rise suddenly to towering peaks, creating homes for species like black bear, the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn [...]