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Truckee Donner Land Trust Offers Public Input Meetings and Property Tours to Guide Royal Gorge’s Recreation Plan

Posted on May 29, 2013
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Community

Lake_Van_Norden-Castle_PeakPending a grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board, one of the most important conservation victories for the Sierra in a generation is nearing completion, the acquisition of Royal Gorge.

The Truckee Donner Land Trust is now readying a public outreach process to help guide future management of the nearly 3,000-acre property.

The Land Trust has retained Heidi Kolbe and Company to facilitate community meetings and focus groups that will take place in July and August.

There are several methods to provide input: community meetings, focus groups, property tours, on-line surveys, and one-on-one meetings. This information will be used to build consensus for the master plan for the long-term future of the property.

Royal Gorge property tours are being offered to familiarize the public with the area and will be led by knowledgeable Land Trust staff, Board, and members of the Serene Lakes Property Owner’s Association.

The future management and stewardship of the Royal Gorge property is a substantial undertaking, and community input is vital to the Land Trust to guide its recreation plan. The sizable property has enormous biological, historical, and recreational resources and encircles a large subdivision. The Land Trust has a proven record of being a good steward of lands it owns and manages, practicing sustainable forestry, and enhancing public recreation by constructing trailheads, trails and providing interpretative signage.

To learn more about the public outreach process, to provide input, and to sign up for Royal Gorge property tours, visit

The Truckee Donner Land Trust preserves and protects scenic, historic and recreational lands with high natural resource values in the greater Truckee Donner region. Visit

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