The Land Trust and its partners have less than 18 months to raise $15 million to purchase nearly 3,000-acres in the Campaign to Conserve Frog Lake, Red Mountain & Carpenter Ridge. A generous anonymous conservationist hopes to inspire our community of outdoor enthusiasts to support the campaign through his matching challenge for gifts of $500 or more.

Frog Lake has been privately owned since the 1930s, so this campaign represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only open this beautiful place to the public in 2020, but also to link open space north of Interstate 80 and east of the Sierra Crest. With your support, a trail connecting properties protected by the Land Trust from Donner Summit to Independence Lake via Frog Lake, Red Mountain, and Carpenter Valley for your summer hiking or winter backcountry skiing pleasure will become a reality.

We hope to raise at least $25,000 toward the acquisition with this matching challenge. The consolidated funds will be eligible for matching through the Northern Sierra Partnership challenge pool for gifts of $10,000 or more. Whether you’re a hiker, mountain biker, skier, or simply care about conserving land of scenic, recreational, and historic value in the Truckee Donner area, we invite you to step up to the Frog Lake Challenge.

Enjoy a visit to Frog Lake, Red Mountain, and Carpenter Ridge and learn about the trail plan in this video produced by the Northern Sierra Partnership

Greyson Howard