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 […]

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Squaw Valley and the Pyrite Pigeon for Corporate Greenwashing

The November issue of Ski Magazine hit newsstands just in time for the start of the 2017–2018 season. Inside, starting on page 58 is an eight-page article, titled “Arrested Development” all about how Andy Wirth and KSL Partners’ development plans for Squaw Valley are dividing North Lake Tahoe. It fairly represents Sierra Watch’s goal for Truckee […]

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Keeping Squaw True across Northern California

Skiers and snowboarders from across Northern California and Northern Nevada are starting to gear up and get stoked for the upcoming winter season, and it has been a busy fall here at Sierra Watch too as we work to get the word out about the campaign to Keep Squaw True. This month, Field Representative Chase […]

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Tahoe’s Squaw Valley: “nothing to do here in the summer.”

A Roller Coaster in Squaw Valley? Really? Welcome to Tahoe; there’s nothing to do here in the summer. At least that’s what KSL Capital Partners, the private equity firm that bought Squaw Valley in 2010, wants us to believe. And if that’s your premise, that’s how you end up proposing a roller coaster. In North […]