Conservancy sets public meeting |

Conservancy sets public meeting

Provided to the Tribune

The California Tahoe Conservancy has scheduled a public meeting on the Sunset Stables-Upper Truckee River-Meadowvale area from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 18. The meeting will take place at the Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School, 1095 East San Bernardino Ave., in Meyers.

Tahoe Conservancy staff and project consultants will make presentations on the work completed so far and subsequent work planned as part of restoration and management plan development.

The California Tahoe Conservancy is responsible for management of 300 acres of environmentally sensitive stream environment, and forested land next to the South Lake Tahoe Airport and the Elks Club Building and into the Elks Club Drive and Meadowvale Drive areas.

The entire project planning area covers about 780 acres. The unique attributes of these properties include sensitive wildlife habitat areas for important bird species and a number of waterfowl, and unique habitat for amphibians.

The Upper Truckee River flows through the Sunset Stables meadow.

The Conservancy is developing plans to evaluate river and wetland, upland ecological restoration, and water quality improvement options to protect the area and meet other project objectives including improving water quality and restoring river and floodplain interaction, managing forest resources and enhancing wildlife habitat.

Conservancy staff also plan to address issues regarding public access into the property, due to potential impacts to wildlife and degradation of water quality.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information contact Joe Pepi at (530) 543-6066.

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