The Town collaborates with local organizations to advance restoration efforts in the Truckee River Watershed. Recently, Trout Unlimited provided over 1,000 feet of new fish habitat by installing rock weirs (structures placed in waterways to prevent erosion), planting native riparian vegetation to restore the floodplain, and decommissioning roads.
Another partner, the Truckee River Watershed Council, has completed restoration of 15 acres of the Truckee Meadows wetlands and a four-acre meadow habitat at the Town-owned McIver Dairy property.
What you can do:Be mindful to stay on existing trails to avoid disturbing sensitive habitat restoration areas. Pay attention to trail signage in areas like the McIver Dairy sled hill to understand what areas are off limits to help protect the wetland.
This information tracks the number of acres of restored wet meadow/wetland/riparian area within the Town of Truckee and the immediately surrounding areas within the Truckee River Watershed.
Wetlands, wet meadows, and riparian areas play a key role in climate resiliency. Unfortunately, in the Northern Sierra, non-climate stressors such as water diversions, overgrazing, recreational activities, and fire suppression have impacted many of these ecosystems. These ecosystems provide a variety of important functions, including water filtration, flood attenuation, and groundwater recharge/storage. They also have high aesthetic, cultural, and recreational value, and act as a key habitat for numerous species.
This information is tracked annually from multiple agencies and organizations that perform restoration work in Truckee, including the Town of Truckee, Truckee River Watershed Council, Trout Unlimited, United States Forest Service, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Mountain Area Preservation, and homeowner associations.