Here’s an update on what’s happening with the Elizabethtown property and trails.

History of the property:

In 2011, the Truckee Donner Land Trust secured this 153-acre property off of State Route 267 and across from the entrance to Northstar California™. Middle  Martis Creek, a year round stream, runs for nearly a mile through the property. The property consists of Jeffrey Pine forest uplands and three beautiful meadows.

The trail network from Truckee to Northstar:

A new trail, Elizabethtown Meadow Trail will be roughly two miles in length and  connect Elizabethtown Meadows and Waddle Ranch Preserve to the greater network of trails in the Martis Peak area. The trail will connect with the Martis Valley Trail and the popular dog walking trail on the west side of State Route 267.  The trail will be complete in 2017. 

The Waddle Ranch Preserve Trail network:

The much-needed forest fuel management (mastication and chipping) is an effort to reduce the threat of wildfires. During the work, some of the trails at Waddle Ranch Preserve were unavoidably disturbed by the large excavators and covered by the chips produced during forest management. The trails will be fully restored and improved in the Spring of 2017

The Middle Martis Creek Restoration:

The Truckee River Watershed Council is making great progress on a watershed restoration project at  Middle Martis Creek. From the Watershed Council: The Middle Martis Creek project is designed to restore and enhance approximately 50 acres of wetlands in Martis Valley, reduce erosion along Middle Martis Creek, and improve fish and wildlife habitat.  

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Greyson Howard