Lisa Wallace, Executive Director
The Truckee River region—like many places where the beauty of nature draws people who revel in it —is threatened. Fish are declining. Crucial invertebrates are dwindling. Entire meadows are drying up. 150 years of human impact—from mining, grazing, logging, rail and highway expansion and old-time development—has left the Truckee with the rating “polluted”. It’s not resilient enough to withstand increases in population and climate change. We need to intervene. We exist to transform and protect the vitality of this area—so that nature and humanity can thrive together for generations to come.
To implement that transformation, we have an ambitious schedule of work for the next few years. Here is an updated list of the projects for which we will be hiring consulting firms and contractors in 2017 and 2018.
It takes a dedicated partnership to do what we do. Our partners provide critical access to the meadows, rivers, and streams we restore. We often work side-by-side, co-managing projects: Thank you Northstar CSD, Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency, Town of Truckee, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee Donner PUD, Truckee-Donner RPD, Truckee Sanitary District, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, Trust for Public Land, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and especially to the U.S. Forest Service.
Restoring meadows. Reviving forests. Saving habitats. None of this can even get started without the generous support of our funders – Thank you to the donors of the Truckee River Watershed Council and our funders including the Bella Vista Foundation, the California Departments of Conservation and Fish and Wildlife as well as the Water Resources Control Board, Lahontan Community Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, The Martis Fund, and Truckee River Fund.