What's happening to Sierra glaciers?

Photo courtesy SNARL
Staff Writer

The spectacular scenery of the Sierra Nevada owes its existence to glaciers, and a few small glaciers still cling to the highest peaks. These iconic ice bodies have been studied for more than a century, by the likes of John Muir, Israel Russell and Francois Matthes. 
However, Sierra glaciers are disappearing fast and may be gone in a matter of decades, leading to a significant loss of both natural and human history. Join Yosemite Park Geologist Greg Stock for a presentation on Sierra Nevada glaciers, the climatic reasons for the rise and fall of Sierra glaciers through time, and the ongoing work to understand the future of the Sierra’s alpine environments without ice.
Park will present “The Fate of Sierra Nevada Glaciers” from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 at the Page Center on the SNARL Campus, 1016 Mt. Morrison Road.
SNARL’s lecture series is free and open to the public and it is not recommended for young children. No dogs. SNARL’s grounds are closed to the public so, please, no early arrivals. Lectures begin promptly, so please arrive 15 minutes early to park and find a seat.