updated 3/23/2011 9:16:47 AM ET 2011-03-23T13:16:47

PRESCOTT, Ariz., March 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Sierra Mining Corp., (Pink Sheets:WSRA) said today that it will expand its current exploration programs during the second and third quarters of 2011 to include potential mineral properties in the State of Nevada.

Western is actively looking to expand its current gold and silver reserves. It has stepped up its exploration efforts on its own properties specifically at the Big Chief and Eagle in an effort to identify additional reserves and evaluate the possibility of upgrading certain blocks of now inferred to probable reserves. With the continued increase in the price of gold and silver, there are specific targets in Nevada that need to be re-evaluated for their economic development.

Western is also looking at additional silver properties in central Arizona and the Bradshaw Mountains including historically producing underground mines near the city of Mayer.

In addition to pure exploration, the Company is currently bidding several contract mining proposals and hopes to be able to announce the positive outcome of those negotiations in the near future.

About Western Sierra Mining Corp.

Western Sierra Mining is an aggressive gold and silver exploration and mining company focused on the historic mining districts of the Bradshaw Mountains of Arizona with additional areas of interest in Nevada and Mexico.

Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information

Certain information set forth herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. The word "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "forecast," "plans," "intends," "believes" and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. 

The Company's expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and are believed by the Company to have a reasonable basis but there can be no assurances that management's expectations, beliefs, and projections will be achieved or accomplished. 

CONTACT: Mr. Michael Chaffee
         928-680-5513
         Mr. Dennis Atkins
         405-330-8395

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