Press Release from
Sierra Watch and
Mountain Areas Preservation Foundation
September 20, 2006
Sierra conservation groups announced a landmark legal settlement with
“This agreement is great news for
The sweeping settlement took effect with Placer County Superior Court Judge James D. Garbolino dismissing the litigation on September 6. The settlement caps a series of individual agreements between landowners and conservationists, and it effectively closes the chapter on the contentious legal disputes over one of
In January 2004, Sierra Watch, Mountain Area Preservation Foundation (MAPF), League to Save Lake Tahoe, Planning and Conservation League, and Sierra Club joined in a legal challenge to the Martis Valley Community Plan, which called for significant development between the Town of
Over the next two years, developers proposed individual projects under the umbrella community plan. Conservationists challenged the projects, seeking to secure an alternative
Those discussions led to a series of historic agreements, each providing an important piece to the
“By working together, we’ve shown that we can achieve both conservation of our local natural heritage and, also, construction of workforce housing,” said John Eaton, President of Truckee-based MAPF.
Parties to the agreement include
For more information, contact Tom Mooers, Executive Director, Sierra Watch, firstname.lastname@example.org, (530) 265-2849; or Stefanie Olivieri, MAPF; (530) 587-3161. Learn more by visiting the Sierra Watch website at www.sierrawatch.org.