Happenings Topics of the West Sierra Nevada range should celebrate two birthdays November 15, 2021 https://earth.stanford.edu/news/sierra-nevada-range-should-celebrate-two-birthd… Recent Center News Wenxi Zhao, MS '21, water resources engineer at the California Department of Water Resources How alumna Wenxi Zhao used a public service internship to explore the future of hydropower “Three Sisters” plantings at the Washoe community garden. Photo by Herman Fillmore. Native agriculture never went away. Now it is on the rise. Despite persistent efforts by the U.S. government to eradicate Indigenous farming and ranching practices, they are regaining currency in an American West stressed by drought, diminishing resources and climate change. How might Democrats salvage key pieces of climate legislation from Biden’s stalled Build Back Better Act?