American River Headwaters/Granite Chief Acquisition
Result: 10,115 acres protected
American River Conservancy (ARC) acquired the largest private inholding on the Sierra Nevada Crest south of Donner Summit. This forested landscape is at the headwaters of the North and Middle Forks of the American River. The property is immediately west of North Lake Tahoe, CA, the Olympic Valley/Squaw Valley Ski Area and the Pacific Crest Trail. ARC will begin physical restoration work in June, 2016. Once the restoration work is complete, they expect to add 3-6,000 of the acquired acres to the Granite Chief Wilderness Area.