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 […]

The Movie to Keep Squaw True: See it in December!

The Movie to Keep Squaw True is coming to a theatre near you – December showings in Tahoe City and June Lake! Check out our first trailer! SAVE THE DATE/GET TICKETS: December 8 & 9 – Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema Tahoe City, CA 7:30 PM (Saturday – SOLD OUT); 2 PM & 4PM (Sunday – […]

Sierra Watch and Partners File Appeal on Martis Valley West

Last week Sierra Watch and our co-plaintiffs submitted the Opening Brief in our ongoing challenge to the Martis Valley West development proposal.  The brief not only spells out why Placer County’s approval of the project was illegal, it also sticks up for a set of principles that are fundamental to the future of Tahoe and […]

Tahoe Development News: Sierra Watch Prevails Against Alterra Court Challenge

September 27, 2018 Court Dismissed Developer Attempt to Intimidate Sierra Watch Roseville, Calif. – Placer County Superior Court sided with Sierra Watch and ruled against developers Alterra Mountain Company in their attempt to sanction the Tahoe conservation group for its efforts to enforce California’s open government laws. “This was a clear attempt on the part of […]

SOLD OUT- World Premiere of The Movie to Keep Squaw True

UPDATE: Please stay tuned for updates on our tour and showings in Tahoe, across Northern California, Western Nevada, and ski communities across the U.S. Get our latest updates about tour information by signing the Keep Squaw True pledge and getting on our contact list! Sierra Watch is hosting the World Premiere of The Movie to Keep Squaw […]

Placer Court Give Developers Round One Victory in Squaw CEQA Challenge

Breaking news: Placer County Superior Court has ruled against Sierra Watch’s Squaw CEQA challenge and upheld Placer County’s 2016 approvals of KSL’s massive development. The good news is that Sierra Watch is well-positioned to appeal the case and further our shared effort to Keep Squaw True. To review: the controversy began in 2011 when KSL […]

Sierra Watch: Squaw Update and Gondola Alert

The lifts have stopped spinning and it’s a lovely 74 degrees in Tahoe City. As we swing into summer in the Sierra, here’s a quick update and timely alert:  Update: Sierra Watch Challenging Squaw Valley Development On May 24, our mountains had a day in court. In a day-long hearing, Sierra Watch spelled out how […]

Big Week for Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, & Sierra Watch

It’s a great week to Keep Squaw True. Thursday we’ll be in court, pursuing our legal challenge to Placer County’s 2016 approvals of KSL’s reckless development. In a day of oral arguments, we’ll point out that ‘Shelter in Place’ is not a viable tactic for dealing with catastrophic wildfire.  That adding thousands of cars to Tahoe’s crowded roadways […]