Op-Ed: Squaw Alpine Gondola Project, a Showcase of Damaging Impacts

The proposed Squaw-Alpine gondola project is now out for public review and comment. I have yet to get through the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/DEIS) but I already see many significant impacts we the public must oppose, to protect our wilderness, our heritage, and the unique natural resources our future generations deserve to experience. The … More Op-Ed: Squaw Alpine Gondola Project, a Showcase of Damaging Impacts

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

Letter to the USFS regarding Squaw-Alpine Gondola impacts on Sierra Yellow-legged frog

Last week the Granite Chief Wilderness Protection League wrote to Tahoe National Forest Supervisor, Eli Ilano, about the impacts of the proposed Base-to-Base Gondola which would transect a portion of the Granite Chief Wilderness and its tranquil Five Lakes. We have requested the USFS and consultants carefully address prudent alternatives to proposed Gondola routes to … More Letter to the USFS regarding Squaw-Alpine Gondola impacts on Sierra Yellow-legged frog

Tahoe Climate Changing

This winter we are seeing more and more mixing of rain and snow. Winds today over Alpine and Squaw ridgelines hit 175 mph. Another avalanche today in Alpine, covering a cabin. More avalanches and road closures should be expected as we trend to expanding swings in temperature and snow-moisture conditions. Is Squaw Valley’s pursuit to … More Tahoe Climate Changing