CASTLE VALLEY

PROTECTED: The Trailhead to One of the Most Stunning Landscapes in the Northern Sierra

Completed Projects Castle Valley

An acquisition that protects the beginning of a well-used, year-round trail network which leads to some of the most popular and easily accessed backcountry in the Northern Sierra.

With funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), over 400 acres of land along Interstate 80 was purchased to protect one of the most popular trailheads in the Northern Sierra—providing permanent access to millions of people. The acquired property was then sold to Tahoe National Forest.

The area contributes to the protection of the South Yuba River watershed, provides important wildlife habitat for a number of species, and adds outstanding recreational access and opportunity to the public.

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Acres
406
Region
Central CA
County
Nevada
PCT Section
L
Project Partners
U.S. Forest Service
Trust for Public Land
Truckee-Donnor Land Trust

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton