GCWPL Challenges Gondola Project Approvals in Court

On August 22nd, Granite Chief Wilderness Protection League challenged Placer County’s approval of the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola Project in the Superior Court of the State of California. Squaw/Alpine’s project proposes a gondola, dozens of towers, and two large mid-stations that will permanently alter what is now a pristine Sierra Nevada environment bordering the … More GCWPL Challenges Gondola Project Approvals in Court

US Forest Service Responds to Objections on Base-to-Base Gondola

After receiving 12 timely, eligible objections, the US Forest Service’s responsible official, reviewing officer, the objectors, and interested persons attended a resolution meeting with the Tahoe National Forest Service branch. At the meeting, objectors and interested parties discussed concerns related to several topics brought up in the objection letters. None of the objections were resolved … More US Forest Service Responds to Objections on Base-to-Base Gondola

Environmental Groups Provide Final Comments Opposing Base to Base Gondola

GCWPL submitted final comments on the Base to Base Gondola Project based on its concerns that the Gondola and additional development currently being proposed and considered by the County’s planning department will permanently alter what is now a pristine Sierra Nevada environment bordering on the Granite Chief Wilderness Area, transforming it into a developed area … More Environmental Groups Provide Final Comments Opposing Base to Base Gondola

Statement of Objections for the Tahoe National Forest Base to Base Gondola Project, Draft Record of Decision

On May 20, 2019, the Granite Chief Wilderness Protection League, a non-profit organization with a mission to protect the natural resources and wilderness values of the Granite Chief Wilderness, filed a statement of objection for Tahoe National Forest’s Record of Decision to select Alternative #4 for the Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows Base-to Base Gondola Project.  Time and … More Statement of Objections for the Tahoe National Forest Base to Base Gondola Project, Draft Record of Decision

ACTION ALERT: Attend the 5/30 County Planning Hearing on Granite Chief and Five Lakes Trail

On Thursday, May 30th, the Placer County Planning Commission will be discussing an application from Squaw Valley Ski Holdings for the Squaw Vally / Alpine Meadows base-to-base gondola general plan amendment, rezoning, and conditional use permit. The Planning Commission will also consider a recommendation to the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Certification of the … More ACTION ALERT: Attend the 5/30 County Planning Hearing on Granite Chief and Five Lakes Trail

ACTION Alert: Protect Granite Chief and Five Lakes Trail

Action is needed by May 20th to protect the Five Lakes Trail and the Granite Chief Wilderness Area from the unacceptable environmental impacts that will be caused by the Squaw-to-Alpine gondola approved in the just-released U.S. Forest Service’s Draft Record of Decision and the final Environmental Impact Statement for Squaw Valley AlpineMeadows base-to-base gondola . … More ACTION Alert: Protect Granite Chief and Five Lakes Trail