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Truckee Donner Land Trust

  • Environment, Sustainability
  • Chamber Member
10069 W. River St., Ste. C1
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-4711
(530) 582-5528 (fax)

About Us

OUR MISSION
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 read more
  • About

    OUR MISSION
    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.

    OUR HISTORY

    In 1990, the beautiful Coldstream Valley near Donner Lake was about to be lost to logging. A small group of passionate hikers founded the Truckee Donner Land Trust and raised $150,000 to purchase 160 acres in the valley.

    Over the years, The Truckee Donner Land Trust has protected over 33,000 acres, ensuring continued recreational access and protecting lands for future generations. We are determined to protect another 24,500 acres in the coming years with a value of over $40 million.

    Today, the mountains, canyons, meadows, lakes and rivers that make the Truckee Donner region a great place to live, work, and play continues to face threats from unwise growth and development spilling over onto our treasured natural areas.

    With support from our neighbors, members, and partners, we can protect what we love today to enjoy forever.

    OUR STRATEGY

    The Land Trust works with landowners, federal, state and local governments, and the public-at-large, to create win-win situations for private and public interests. We carry out our mission by negotiating land acquisitions, easements and land exchanges.

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    Friday Aug 18, 2017
    Truckee Donner Land Trust invites you on a guided hike to experience beautiful Lower Carpenter Valley. Minutes from Truckee but hidden from view, Carpenter Valley offers amazing scenery, lush meadows carpeted by wildflowers, and chances to glimpse wildlife in its natural environs. ...read more
    Saturday Aug 19, 2017
    Join the Truckee Donner Land Trust on a leisurely 2-4 mile round trip walk through Lacey Valley while taking in the flora and fauna of the area. ...read more
    Sunday Aug 20, 2017
    Truckee Donner Land Trust invites you on a guided hike to experience beautiful Lower Carpenter Valley. Minutes from Truckee but hidden from view, Carpenter Valley offers amazing scenery, lush meadows carpeted by wildflowers, and chances to glimpse wildlife in its natural environs. ...read more
    Saturday Aug 26, 2017
    Truckee Donner Land Trust invites you on a guided hike to experience beautiful Lower Carpenter Valley. Minutes from Truckee but hidden from view, Carpenter Valley offers amazing scenery, lush meadows carpeted by wildflowers, and chances to glimpse wildlife in its natural environs. ...read more
    Friday Sep 1, 2017
    Truckee Donner Land Trust invites you on a guided hike to experience beautiful Lower Carpenter Valley. Minutes from Truckee but hidden from view, Carpenter Valley offers amazing scenery, lush meadows carpeted by wildflowers, and chances to glimpse wildlife in its natural environs. ...read more
    Friday Sep 8, 2017
    Come join the Truckee Donner Land Trust on a moderate to strenuous 10.6 mile round trip hike to the top of Mt Lola. ...read more
    Sunday Sep 10, 2017
    Truckee Donner Land Trust invites you on a guided hike to experience beautiful Lower Carpenter Valley. Minutes from Truckee but hidden from view, Carpenter Valley offers amazing scenery, lush meadows carpeted by wildflowers, and chances to glimpse wildlife in its natural environs. ...read more