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Land trust preserves Donner Summit property

Sun staff reports

Courtesy photoThe Truckee Donner Land Trust purchased 23 acres from the Sierra Club on Donner Summit located on the site of the club's defunct ski run. The parcel has a warming hut on it.

The Sierra Club and the Truckee Donner Land Trust announced today that 23 acres in the Donner Summit area will be preserved with a conservation easement.

The easement was purchased by the land trust with the help of anonymous donors.

The 23 acres are located on the site of the historic Sierra Club ski run that was among the first in the Sierra and ceased operations decades ago, according to Perry Norris, the land trust’s executive director.

The conservation easement will preclude future development of the property while ensuring continuation of current recreational opportunities, preserving wildlife habitat and open space, and helping protect the Boreal Ridge watershed.