All Rise to Keep Squaw True / Court Date Moved to May

One important arena where we apply our shared commitment to Sierra values is in court. We had planned on being there today, presenting our primary challenge to Squaw Valley development approvals. But the hearing has been postponed until May 24. That case, of course, is not the only game in town. This spring we’ve already […]

Earn These Skis or Board/Help Make The Movie to Keep Squaw True

Sierra Watch is proud to unveil the custom topsheet of our brand new Keep Squaw True skis and snowboards designed and manufactured by Slant Skis right here in North Lake Tahoe.  The special edition topsheets designed for The Movie to Keep Squaw True crowdfunding campaign feature the stunning photography of award winning local photographer Ming T. Poon: Earn your […]

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Victory! Court Rescinds Martis Valley West Approvals

Yes we can work together to protect the places we love!            Breaking news from Martis Valley:                  NEWS RELEASE March 13, 2018 Contacts: Alexis Ollar, Mountain Area Preservation, 530.582.6751 x101 Tom Mooers, Sierra Watch, 530.265.2849 x200 Darcie Goodman Collins, PhD., League to Save Lake […]

Squaw Approvals Broke State Law. Twice.

Remember when Placer County made its blanket approvals of KSL’s proposed development in Squaw Valley back in 2016? Those approvals violated not only California’s planning law but, also, California’s good government law. As you can read in a brief Sierra Watch submitted in court today:           Click here: Sierra Watch Opening Brief […]

Crowdfunding Launch! Help Us Produce The Movie to Keep Squaw True

Sierra Watch is proud to announce the official launch of our crowdfunding campaign for The Movie to Keep Squaw True. And if you care about the future of Tahoe, you’ll want to click the link and see the inspiring promo: You’re already part of the epic story of how we band together to protect our mountains. Now you can help […]

Fund the Movie to Keep Squaw True Kick-off Party – Feb. 7th

This is one party you do not want to miss. We’re celebrating the making of The Movie to Keep Squaw True on Wednesday, Feb. 7th in Truckee, and you’re going to want to be there: You are already part of the epic story; now we need to share it with the rest of the world.  A Gaffney Brothers production, […]

Sierra Watch Report on Tahoe Traffic and Squaw Development

  Be prepared to stop. That’s the title – and conclusion – of our new report on what proposed development in Squaw Valley would do to our traffic mess in Tahoe. Sierra Watch surveyed planning documents, commissioned expert research, and conducted a thorough assessment of existing conditions to reach a troubling conclusion: Tahoe traffic is bad – […]

Tahoe Conservationists Make Case Against Squaw Valley Development

Contact: Tom Mooers, (530) 265-2849 x200, January 18, 2018 Auburn, Calif. – Conservationists made their legal case against a massive development in Squaw Valley yesterday, submitting their opening brief in a court challenge to Placer County approvals that would transform North Tahoe with a project of a size, scale, and scope the region has never seen. Sierra […]

Tahoe Development, Campaign Contributions and HEY LOOK BALLOONS!

People watch elected officials approve irresponsible development in Tahoe and ask me, “Why?!?” They sit through hours of public testimony, for example, at a Placer County Board of Supervisors hearing, listening to impassioned pleas and reasoned arguments to deny KSL Capital Partners’ proposed development in Squaw Valley. Then they watch the Board — or at least four […]

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We’re thankful for you.

Sierra Watch thanks our supporters far and wide for standing up for the Sierra Nevada. This Thanksgiving, we have many things to be grateful for. Whether it is the picturesque mountain meadows of Martis Valley, the pristine landscape of a protected Royal Gorge, or the great skiing and culture of Squaw Valley, many of our […]