Truckee River Canyon restoration on tap

Michael Wier, California Trout

California Trout and Truckee Donner Land Trust were recently awarded $26,500 from the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada for river access and restoration in the Truckee River Canyon. The two nonprofits will work together this summer to restore and improve a popular Truckee River access point in the Truckee River Canyon along Interstate 80, roughly 1.4 miles east of the Farad exit.

The project will include riverbank stabilization and restoration to reduce sediment in the Truckee River, creating naturalized terraces as a stable entry for users entering and exiting the river. Eliminating some of the eroding user trails and planting willows will further improve bank stability and riparian habitat. Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of summer. | truckeedonnerlandtrust.org