Tahoe Donner will own and manage the southern-most portion of the property, which includes Crabtree Canyon and provides a gateway between Euer Valley and Carpenter Valley. The Truckee Donner Land Trust will hold a permanent conservation easement to protect the property from development. The Land Trust is under contract to buy and protect an additional 600 acres of Carpenter Valley next year. This spectacular valley, which has remained in private hands since the mid-19th century, offers stunning views, rich habitat, and tremendous recreation opportunities.
“This is a critical open space that is of great value to our community, and we are pleased to work with Tahoe Donner Association to help protect it", says Perry Norris, the Land Trust's Executive Director.
“Tahoe Donner’s vision as a desirable mountain community includes providing attractive and well-maintained facilities and amenities while maintaining accessible and healthy natural surroundings,” says Steve Miller, President of the board of Tahoe Donner Association. “The acquisition of the Crabtree Canyon parcel will also protect Tahoe Donner’s borders from future development.”