Land Trust eyes new parcel

Truckee Donner Land Trust

Truckee Donner Land Trust is working to build on the 40,000 acres of open space it’s helped to protect since 1990 by purchasing 3,460 acres of private land on the Sierra Crest that would be transferred to Tahoe National Forest as part of the Pines to Mines project.

Completing the purchase would preserve pristine forests, protect the South Yuba River watershed and help to ensure contiguous open space for wildlife and recreation. It will eventually be traversed by a 70-mile trail connecting Truckee to Nevada City that would link Nevada County from east to west for hikers, runners, bikers and equestrians.

Just north of Olympic Valley, the planned purchase of a 61-acre property in Pole Creek would protect an entire 2,000-acre watershed. |