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

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

New Study Indicates All Squaw-Alpine Gondola Alternatives Impact Granite Chief Wilderness Visitors

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