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Upper Truckee Marsh seasonal dog closure in effect

The California Tahoe Conservancy's annual seasonal dog closure at the Upper Truckee Marsh is now in place.

The closure, which was implemented Monday, May 1, will remain in effect through July 31, CTC announced in a press release Tuesday. The closure aims to keep dogs out of critical breeding habitat for special, threatened and endangered species, such as the willow flycatcher and yellow warbler. Conservancy staff does monitor for compliance.

Dogs will be permitted access to the Upper Truckee Marsh if they are on leash starting Aug. 1. The CTC-owned Cove East property, west of the river, remains open for year-round, leashed dog access, according to the press release.

The Conservancy owns and manages the 600-acre marsh, one of the largest remaining in the Sierra Nevada, for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and water quality.