Independence Lake Public Meetings

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) recently purchased the property around Independence Lake and is seeking public input on recreation and access issues for this important watershed. Compared to other lakes in the region, Independence Lake has not experienced the introduction of… Read more

Our Website in Beta-Test!

Welcome to our new website. Poke around. Test the links. Look for the info you want. Do you like what you see?  What is missing? What’s not working? We’d love to hear from you.… Read more

Take this Survey: Independence Lake

The Nature Conservancy would to hear from us about recreation use, restoration priorities and the protection of the Lahontan cutthroat trout. Independence Lake’s beauty and rustic nature are matched only by the biodiversity it supports.  Independence Lake is home to… Read more

Martis Valley Aquifer – Study Underway

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD), Northstar Community Services District (NSCSD) and Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) are partnering to develop a groundwater management plan and groundwater model for the Martis Valley basin. “The Martis Valley aquifer is very… Read more

Restoration and Climate Change

One of the most effective ways we can protect the Truckee River, our meadows and wetlands from climate change is to restore their ecological function.  We know that healthy, diverse river systems are be better able to withstand rapid swings… Read more

What We’re Reading

To remember where we’re from and whose shoulders we stand on: Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold “All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. His instincts… Read more

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