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 […]

Breaking News: Sierra Watch and Allies Appeal Martis Development Decision

Sierra Watch is proud to take action with our conservation allies to stand up for Martis Valley, Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevada.  Why appeal a case we won?  To make our victory even stronger. Yes, we prevailed in the initial ruling over the Martis Valley West project, but the court order to “vacate and […]

Agencies Release Impact Assessment of Proposed Squaw Alpine Gondola

Proposed Squaw Alpine Gondola Projected To Have 33 Adverse Impacts For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Mooers, (530) 265-2849 x200   Nevada City, Calif. – The United States Forest Service and Placer County issued their draft environmental studies today for the Squaw Alpine Gondola proposed to connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in North Lake Tahoe. The […]

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 […]

Martis Valley Lake Tahoe

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 […]