The Acquisition of Royal Gorge Complete – 3,000 Acres Preserved

$11.25 Million Raised to Preserve Royal Gorge

The Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT) announced today that the purchase of the 3,000 acre Royal Gorge property is complete.  $11.25 million was raised to protect the property from development.  Royal Gorge X-Country will be operated by Sugar Bowl and 48K of trails are now open.

“It is not exaggerating to say this might be one of the most important conservation victories for the Sierra in a generation,” said Perry Norris , Executive Director of the Truckee Donner Land Trust.  “This is a project that eliminates an enormous development threat, provides world-class recreation, and has fantastic and truly unique natural resources.”

The land acquisition is the culmination of efforts by the TDLT, the Trust for Public Land and over 1,000 donors over a five-month long campaign.

“Saving Royal Gorge is a great example of our goal of protecting land for people,” said Will Rogers , President of The Trust for Public Land.  “Families have been coming to Royal Gorge for many years and now those families can be assured that this wonderful place will still be there for future generations to enjoy.”

Read the full release here.

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