Seasonal dog closure at Upper Truckee Marsh begins May 1 |

Seasonal dog closure at Upper Truckee Marsh begins May 1

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Beginning May 1, dogs will be prohibited at the Upper Truckee Marsh, the Tahoe Conservancy announced Wednesday. This is the second year of the seasonal closure to dogs.

The purpose of the seasonal prohibition is to keep dogs out of sensitive wildlife areas during breeding season. The Upper Truckee Marsh provides critical breeding habitat, including habitat for special status and threatened and endangered species.

The seasonal dog prohibition will be enforced by the El Dorado County Sheriff and compliance will be monitored by Conservancy staff. Beginning August 1, dogs will be permitted access to the Upper Truckee Marsh property, provided they are on leash.

The Conservancy-owned Cove East property, west of the river, remains open for year-round, leashed dog access. El Dorado County Sheriff patrols, suspended during the winter months, resumed this month. The emphasis is on leash law enforcement and reminding Marsh users of the impending closure.

In 2001, the Tahoe Conservancy purchased the Upper Truckee Marsh as part of a comprehensive strategy to restore and enhance the largest wetland habitat in the Tahoe Basin. The Conservancy manages the Upper Truckee Marsh property to: preserve the qualities of this unique alpine marsh; preserve, restore, and enhance natural resources, critical habitat, and biological processes; and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities, consistent with natural resource protection.

The California Tahoe Conservancy’s mission is to restore and enhance the natural and recreational resources of the Tahoe Basin.

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