Truckee Donner Land Trust is determined to protect another 24,500 acres in the coming years with a value of over $40 million.
The Truckee Donner Land Trust is excited to announce its latest campaign, working to preserve nearly 3,000 acres just north of Truckee, including a stunning lake never open to the public before. The Land Trust and its partners have until 2020 to raise $15 million, at which point the land would be open to the public, and the Land Trust's work to construct trails and access begins. Read more.
Set at the entrance to Olympic Valley on the way into the famous Squaw Valley Ski Resort, this 30-acre property is steeped in history and includes forest, meadow and a stretch of Squaw Creek. The Land Trust is working with the Squaw Valley Public Service District to conserve this property and open it to the public. Read more.
When complete, the Donner Lake Rim Trail will be an estimate 23-mile-long trail along the peaks and ridges above Donner Lake. In 2018, work begins on a new 4-mile stretch connecting existing trail near Glacier Way down to Northwoods Boulevard, where it will share a trailhead with the Trout Creek Trail. Read more.
Donner Summit Canyon Trail has proven popular among locals and visitors alike. A section of trail washes out each winter, creating dangerous conditions for hikers, runners and bikers, while also threatening downstream water quality. The Land Trust has begun work to reroute the trail and to place a bridge over the drainage. Read more.
Lower Carpenter Valley has been hailed as the Secret Garden of the Sierra by the press, boasting a beautiful meadow and rare species dependent on unique spring-fed fens. To date, the only way to visit Carpenter Valley has been on one of the Land Trust's docent-led hikes, but the Land Trust is working to create public access that will protect the valley's delicate wildlife. Read more.
The Truckee Donner Land Trust protected the 3,000-acre Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit from a potential 950-unit development in 2012. Working with partners, state and federal agencies, the Land Trust has been working to address a hazardous dam illegally holding water it doesn't have the rights to. Read more.