Upper Truckee River Restoration
The California Tahoe Conservancy and California State Parks are planning to restore the Upper Truckee River and reconfigure the Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Highway 50 between Meyers and South Lake Tahoe. The preferred option, Alternative 2, proposes moving the golf course to 45 acres of previously undeveloped forested land. The League prefers Alternative 3, the option that restores the river, but preserves the raw and undeveloped land.
The League supports the restoration of stream environment zones as well as the protection of raw undeveloped sensitive lands and forested uplands. These ecosystems provide important water quality benefits, ecological functions, and wildlife habitat. After thoroughly reviewing the different alternatives and their associated impacts, the League is strongly in support of Alternative 3 River Ecosystem Restoration with Reduced-Play Golf Course. Alternative 3 provides the best opportunity to restore the Upper Truckee River, while simultaneously conserving valuable forested and sensitive land.
Read the League's November 2010 comments on Lake Tahoe Golf Course reconfiguration.