Royal Gorge to be Purchased by Conservation Groups

Recently announced by 3 conservation groups — The Trust for Public Land, the Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT), and the Northern Sierra Partnership (NSP) – the reknown Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit will be purchased in an agreement by the 3 entities to protect the unique 3,000 acre property from future development.

Per the agreement between the 3 groups,  Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT) becomes the new owner of Royal Gorge and supervises the expansion of the recreation opportunities of the property. Working with local community groups, TDLT will work to improve the Royal Gorge trails making it easier for visitors to this all-seasons area, exploring Royal Gorge and understanding its importance in the history of the area. The top-notch Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski area will be administered by Sugar Bowl.

December 20, 2012 is the deadline for raising the $13.5 million to complete this important project.  The Northern Sierra Partnership is in charge of collecting contributions for the project.  For more information on the project or to find out how you can donate, visit the Northern Sierra Parnerhips website.