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
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
Last summer, a team of researchers from Presidio Graduate School struck out on a mission to determine if social media website data could be used to map visitation and use patterns in and around Granite Chief Wilderness. Some of these websites and phone applications allow users to share their location (logged as “geotags”) to improve … More New Study Indicates All Squaw-Alpine Gondola Alternatives Impact Granite Chief Wilderness Visitors
This is an illegal attempt to exclude the public from our (the public’s) trail. The property owner has no right to close the Five Lakes Trail. The county permit he cites has no such authorization (its a federally protected trail, fortunately for us). This trail has been in place for many decades and it needs … More Five Lakes Trail Is Open, It Can Not Be Closed!!!