Protection For Wilderness Areas Near Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area will always have a special place in my heart, so it’s great to see the news that a rugged section in the area that is teeming with wildlife will be receiving protection. Here’s the San Jose Mercury News with more:

A mountain lake that looks as if it was sprung from the pages of a wilderness calendar, along with rugged forests north of Lake Tahoe that are home to black bears, mountain lions, badgers and other wildlife, will be preserved under a $14 million deal announced Monday.

The Northern Sierra Partnership, a coalition of land trusts based in Palo Alto and funded in large part with donations from Silicon Valley technology leaders, purchased the 2,914 acres located about two miles north of Truckee. The purchase is part of a multi-year effort to protect 100,000 acres or more between Lake Tahoe and Mount Lassen for wildlife, public recreation and water conservation.