SIERRA CLUB NATIONAL OUTING
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The mountains, meadows, lakes, and rivers that surround Truckee Donner are spectacularly beautiful and wonderful places to hike, swim, and play. But the area continually faces threats from improperly regulated growth and development that directly impact the natural areas. The Land Trust and its staff are stewards of multiple areas of land and rely heavily on volunteers to maintain the local environments there and keep the sites safe and accessible to the public.
The Land Trust conservation strategy is three pronged. They work to protect:
Critical open spaces and greenbelts in the greater Truckee Donner region,
Natural areas that aren't yet threatened by imminent development and therefore are more affordable, and
�Large open spaces that are threatened by immediate development and are therefore expensive, but also of great value to the community.
We will be working in these gorgeous protected areas, hiking and swimming on our day off and returning each day to our Lodge for a delicious meal and time to relax in the hot tub. The weather will be delightful -- sunny in the day (70s and low 80s) with cool nights (mid 40s to mid 50s).
We will be working in several different locations that are part of the Truckee Donner Land Trust. The nature of the projects will be dpeendent on the severity of the 2017/2018 winter snowfall. We could be doing trail maintenance, cleaning up campsites, installing signage, improving trails, or even constructing trails (local permits needed). We plan to work where we are most needed.
The Land Trust has existed since 1990 and has protected over 33,000 acres with plans to protect another 24,500 acres in the following years. Their mission statement is: "To preserve and protect scenic, historic, and recreational lands with high natural resource values in the greater Truckee Donner region and manage recreational activities on these lands in a sustainable manner."
A detailed description of the projects will be sent prior to the trip.