Funds approved for singletrack

Ken Etzel, SBTS

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy recently awarded nearly $750,000 to Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship for construction of 15 miles of singletrack on the west face Verdi Ridge above Boca and Stampede Reservoirs near the town of Truckee. After construction, this off-highway vehicle legal trail will be open to motorcycles, mountain bikes, e-bikes, equestrians and hikers. The Verdi Ridge project is estimated to take three years to complete with work anticipated to start in 2024.

The organization also received an $800,000 grant from the Conservancy for the Sierra Valley Recreation Project, which will connect Loyalton, Sierraville and other nearby areas with public trails.| sierratrails.org