Eyewitness News Investigates Truckee / Tahoe Development Proposals

The raging conflict surrounding a massive development project in Truckee's Martis Valley was the subject of a blistering Channel 5 Eyewitness News Special on Wednesday evening.
Environmental Reporter Tony Russomano's coverage of the debate surrounding development projects that would increase the population of the rural Truckee region by 20,000 new residents emphasizes the threat to the Sierra region's water supply, forests and open landscapes from over development and bad planning, and underscores the need for new state financial resources for conservation represented in bills proposing a Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
“…projects planned for the 45,000 acres along Highway 267 from Truckee to the north ridge of the Lake Tahoe basin at Brockway Summit would plant a huge community of the super-rich in the pine forests surrounding the valley's sage-dotted meadows. What is now unspoiled open space would become a private playground of members-only golf courses.”

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