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Stand with Sierra Watch – Every Month of the Year

Thanks for being a part of Sierra Watch and our ongoing work to defend our favorite mountain places. Everything we do depends on the hundreds of individuals and families who stand with us to protect our Sierra. And we’re asking you to consider making a monthly contribution to our shared commitment. Simply put, Sierra Watch focuses […]

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Keeping Squaw True: Making our Case in the Court of Appeals

Sierra Watch submitted the final brief to the Third District Court Appeals in our ongoing effort to overturn illegal development proposals in Tahoe’s Squaw Valley. Our brief effectively counters the arguments laid out by Alterra Mountain Company and Placer County in their latest missive to the court and, more importantly, expertly reaffirms the fact that […]

State of Sierra Watch – 2019

Each fall we check in on another year of Sierra Watch and our work to protect our favorite places in the Sierra Nevada from irresponsible development. So far, 2019 could be summarized by: one terrific movie, three legal briefs, more than 400 donors, and a massive challenge. One Terrific Movie The first thing I often […]

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Next week: Keep Squaw True Community Update in Squaw Valley—Sept. 18

Next week, join Sierra Watch for our Keep Squaw True Community Update in Squaw Valley: Wednesday, September 18 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Squaw Valley Public Service District Meeting Room You’ve seen The Movie to Keep Squaw True; now come get the update! Sierra Watch Executive Director Tom Mooers will review Alterra Mountain Company’s current […]

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Keep Squaw True Community Update in Squaw Valley—Sept. 18

You’ve seen the movie; come get an update! Now that we’ve released The Movie to Keep Squaw True to streaming, we’re hosting a Keep Squaw True Community Update on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Squaw Valley Public Utility District Meeting Room. And you’re invited! Sierra Watch Executive Director Tom […]

Sierra Watch publicly releases The Movie to Keep Squaw True

Sierra Watch is fully fired up to announce that, today, The Movie to Keep Squaw True is online and streaming. Our film tells the epic story of how we’re stopping Alterra Mountain Company from turning a favorite Tahoe mountain into a Vegas-style amusement park.  Maybe you saw it on tour – it played to enthusiastic audiences throughout […]

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Sierra Watch Makes Case for Tahoe to CA Court of Appeals

July has already been a big month for Sierra Watch and our campaign to Keep Squaw True. Last week we made our case against Alterra’s proposed Squaw Valley development in a detailed, 70-page brief submitted to the Third District Court of Appeals. Yesterday we followed that up with another brief that spells out how those […]

Keep Squaw True San Francisco

Announcement: More Bay Area Screening of The Movie to Keep Squaw

Sierra Watch is excited to announce the San Francisco & Oakland screenings of The Movie to Keep Squaw True! Join us in the month of June for screenings of the Keep Squaw True Locals Shr-EDIT before our feature documentary by the Gaffney Brothers: JUNE 5 LANDMARK’S CLAY THEATRE 2261 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm Tickets: […]

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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 […]