My grandfather built our family cabin in Bear Creek, Alpine Meadows in 1963. My great grandfather rebuilt the Squaw Valley Lodge for Mr Paulson in time for the 1960 Olympics. I was carried up to Five Lakes and Granite Chief Wilderness, by my dad, before I was old enough to hike on my own. I … More Op-Ed: Granite Chief Wilderness- Let’s Be Responsible
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
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
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 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!!!
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