Reno Gazette-Journal: “North Tahoe property twice threatened by development now permanently protected”

Making sure you’ve seen the great news from North Lake Tahoe: 120 acres on Brockway Summit, recently threatened with development, now permanently protected!

This is how we do it – how we turn development threats into conservation opportunities.

In 2014, Mountainside Partners asked the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to approve 112 ridgeline houses for the property as part of its original Martis Valley West proposal. Sierra Watch, working with our conservation allies, stood up for our mountains and turned them back.

A year later, they returned with a project they called Brockway Campground, a sprawling resort with 550 campsites and commercial and additional commercial facilities. Once again, we stood with our allies to defend Tahoe, and the project stalled.

As of last week, both projects are moot; the land is protected.

Sierra Watch thanks our allies at the League To Save Lake Tahoe and Mountain Area Preservation – we couldn’t ask for better partners in conservation. And we applaud the U.S. Forest Service, the California Tahoe Conservancy, and Sierra Pacific Industries for seeing the deal through.

Happy Holidays indeed! And we’re already looking forward to the next year continuing our campaigns with Martis Valley West and in Squaw Valley!

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