Tahoe Fire Danger

Making our Case for Martis

Yesterday Sierra Watch and our conservation allies delivered our final brief to the California Third District Court of Appeals, the latest step in our challenge to the Martis Valley West project. It’s a 127-page tour de force of law, reason, and justice – written by the best public interest land use attorneys in the state.  […]

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Forest Service Releases Draft Decision to Keep Gondola out of Wilderness Designation

Pictured: Hikers on the Five Lakes Trail between Squaw and Alpine The Forest Service has released its ‘Draft Record of Decision’ on the proposed gondola from Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows. And there is some good news – they have rejected Alterra Mountain Company’s proposed route along the crest of the Sierra Nevada and through land designated […]

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Keep Squaw True Locals Shreddit playing at Patagonia Reno

The newly released Keep Squaw True Locals Shreddit will be playing along with The Movie to Keep Squaw True this Thursday, April 4th, at Patagonia Outlet Reno!  Check out the trailer below and then RSVP to this free event! EVENT INFORMATION – What: Sierra Watch presents The Movie to Keep Squaw True and Keep Squaw True Locals Shreddit […]

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Sierra Watch releases Keep Squaw True Locals Shreddit Trailer for Nevada City event

Sierra Watch is excited to release the trailer for our Keep Squaw True Locals Shreddit just days before it’s premiere at our Saturday, March 30th, screening of The Movie to Keep Squaw True at the Nevada Theatre in historic Nevada City, CA! A short film featuring some of our favorite moments from the current generation […]

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The Movie to Keep Squaw True Returns to Nevada City – March 30

Sierra Watch is excited to partner up with Nevada City’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival for a homebase screening of The Movie to Keep Squaw True at the Nevada Theatre on March 30! Join us and South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) as we tell the incedible story of a community rising up to defend our […]

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Marin Permiere of The Movie to Keep Squaw True – March 21

We are excited to announce our the free Marin screening of The Movie to Keep Squaw True in Fairfax, CA! Join us at Splitrock  Tap & Wheel with our friends from Demo Sport on Thursday, March 21. Click here for more details and to RSVP this free event: Click here to get more info This is a […]

Dig out for Sunday’s 3rd Annual North Tahoe SnowFest Wing Eating Contest

Dig out of this week’s storm and join us Sunday, March 3th, for Fat Cat Bar & Grill’s Third Annual North Tahoe SnowFest Hot Wing Eating Contest, benefiting our work to Keep Squaw True! What better way to celebrate all this snow, especially after the Sierra Sun reported that more snow has fallen this February at Squaw Valley’s upper mountain […]

UC Davis screening of The Movie to Keep Squaw True – March 7

Thursday, March 7, join Sierra Watch for a very special screening of The Movie to Keep Squaw True at UC Davis! Hosted with the UC Davis Alpine Ski & Snowboard Team (DASS), this is going to be one great evening as we tell the epic story of the Squaw-skiing community rising up to defend the integrity of an incredible […]

Sierra Watch Seeks Operations Manager for Nevada City Headquaters

Nevada City, Calif. − Sierra Watch seeks a proven Operations Manager to join our leadership team.  Founded in 2001, Sierra Watch has built a remarkable record of success in Sierra conservation, spearheading effort to protect Tahoe’s Martis Valley, save Donner Summit, and Keep Squaw True. The Operations Manager will staff our headquarters in Nevada City, […]

Sierra Watch remembers Judge William A. Newsom

— By Tom Mooers, Sierra Watch Executive Director. First published as a guest column in The Union, serving Western Nevada County, CA, — In December we gathered in Dutch Flat for the funeral of Bill Newsom. For a guy who had been everywhere — and knew everyone, it was no accident that he chose a final resting place […]