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Conservancy marsh meeting slated today

The California Tahoe Conservancy wants you involved in the restoration of the Upper Truckee Marsh.

The Conservancy is hosting a workshop to get input from the public in its continued effort to manage the 311-acre boggy wetland along Tahoe’s South Shore.

The marsh was purchased for $10 million from the Barton family in December and is home to sensitive species like the bald eagle, osprey and waterfowl, and the world’s largest population of the endangered Tahoe yellow cress plant.



The Conservancy is working out a plan to determine the appropriate amount of public access, pet presence and beach use on the property.

Cattle grazed on the lower portion of the marsh for almost 70 years, and the Conservancy intends to restore it to prevent further erosion.



Dennis Machida, the Conservancy’s executive officer, has identified the marsh as key in the fight to save lake clarity because it filters sediments that are carried down Trout Creek and the Upper Truckee River. The two rivers contribute about one-third of the basin’s runoff into the lake.


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