Trout Unlimited in California and California Trout are working cooperatively with other conservation partners, businesses and recreational interests on a grassroots campaign seeking Congressional Wild and Scenic designation for 32 miles of the Upper Truckee River, tributaries and lakes in the Meiss Meadows area of the Sierras near Lake Tahoe in eastern California.
The largest tributary to Lake Tahoe, the Upper Truckee is the source of 20-30 percent of the lake’s clear, clean water and is one of the last remaining strongholds for native Lahontan cutthroats, listed as threatened on the endangered species list. The Upper Truckee is also a popular area for people to fish, hike, mountain bike and explore.
In other words: The Upper Truckee is one of those special, vital wild places that should be protected and left as it is!
The area was recently featured in Field & Stream’s “Best Wild Places” Series: http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/south-lake-tahoe/2011/12/day-1-exploring-south-lake-tahoe
To learn more, and support this important effort please check out and “like” the newly created Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ProtectLakeTahoe
And check out this great new video featuring TU’s David Lass: