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Groups to host wild and scenic river designation discussions

Trout Unlimited and California Trout will hold open houses in Markleeville and South Lake Tahoe later this month to discuss a proposed Wild and Scenic River designation for the Upper Truckee River in Meiss Meadows.

The South Lake Tahoe open house is 4-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the El Dorado County Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. The Markleeville open house is 3-6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Alpine County Library, 270 Laramie Street.

The groups believe the river running through Meiss Meadows is worthy of the designation under the Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968. The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the agency’s Pacific Southwest Region recommended the designation in a 1990 management plan and subsequent 1999 report.

Guests at the open houses will learn more about the campaign to designate the river, be able to ask questions and provide feedback. Trout Unlimited and California Trout’s goal is to make the process as inclusive and transparent as possible, and incorporate all the needs and concerns residents might have with such a designation, according to a statement.

For more information contact David Lass at dlass@tu.org or 530-587-7110.