A Farewell to Chase – thanks for keeping us true!

This week marks the end of an era for Sierra Watch: Friday is Chase Schweitzer’s last day. He’s stepping down as Sierra Watch Engagement Director and setting out to seek his fortune beyond the granite cliffs of Tahoe’s Olympic Valley. When we hired Chase seven years ago, we were looking for someone to “play a […]

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Sierra Watch Seeks Field Manager for Tahoe Conservation Campaigns

Sierra Watch seeks a passionate conservation advocate to recruit and mobilize public support for our work to keep Tahoe Truckee True. Founded in 2001, Sierra Watch has built a remarkable record in Sierra conservation, spearheading the long-term effort to protect Tahoe’s Martis Valley, playing the lead role in defending Donner Summit, and turning back a reckless […]

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Join us for Tahoe Truckee Earth Day, Saturday April 23

Come join Sierra Watch for Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2022! Saturday, April 23 The Village at Palisades Tahoe / Olympic Valley 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Earth Day marks an annual milestone in our ongoing efforts to protect this mountainous portion of our favorite planet.   It was twenty years ago when Sierra Watch set […]

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Release: Sierra Watch Scores Another Court Victory Over Tahoe Development

Great news, we won! Again! Read the press update below to find out:   For immediate release Media contacts: Tom Mooers, (530) 265-2849 x 200 Chris Joseph, (530) 208-5661 Alexis Ollar, (530) 582-6751 Tahoe conservationists score major court victory over Martis Valley Development SACRAMENTO, CA (February 15, 2022) –– In a landmark victory for Sierra […]

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Protecting Tahoe: The Sierra Watch Precedent

This is how we do it. This is how our commitment to defend one place snowballs into protecting Tahoe and its surrounding region. Reporter Alex Hoeft of Truckee’s Moonshine Ink offers a comprehensive look at the Sierra Watch Precedent and what it means for Tahoe: Precedented: Strict Regulation On Development In The Tahoe Basin Could Expand Beyond It […]

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Tahoe’s Martis Valley in Court December 17

Sierra Watch and our conservation allies will stand up in court next week when California’s Third District Court of Appeal hears oral arguments in our case against the proposed Martis Valley West development project, located on the rim of North Lake Tahoe. The hearing on December 17 is a milestone event in the 20-year effort […]

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Save the Date/Martis Valley Day in Court: December 17

READ UPDATE: https://www.sierrawatch.org/martis-valley-in-court-december-17/ Mark your calendars for an important date in our ongoing effort to protect North Lake Tahoe from reckless development.  The Third District Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments in our case against Martis Valley West development approvals for December 17, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. Sierra Watch, with the League to […]

Great news: More protection for Tahoe!

This summer Sierra Watch scored a major win for Tahoe. That victory just got better: Contact: Tom Mooers; (530) 265-2849 x200 September 30, 2021 SIERRA WATCH SECURES COURT PRECEDENT TO PROTECT LAKE TAHOE Sacramento, Calif. – The California Third District Court of Appeals took action last week that could have major implications for new development […]

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Squaw Valley’s name changes. Our commitment does not.

Alterra announced the new name for Squaw Valley: Palisades Tahoe. Ironically, they seek to cash in on the Tahoe brand as they threaten at the same time the very values that make Tahoe special in the first place. Our commitment to this awesome place remains unchanged. More below:   Contact: Tom Mooers; (530) 265-2849 x200 August […]

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We Won in Squaw Valley! Now What?

Sierra Watch prevailed in court last month, marking a major victory in our ongoing commitment to defend Tahoe’s Squaw Valley from reckless development. So, now what? Technically, the appellate court ruled that the matter be sent back to the trial court with specific instructions to grant our petition for writ of mandate and spell out […]