After a five-month long fundraising campaign in late 2012, and exacting negotiations, the Land Trust has acquired 3,000 acres on Donner Summit known as Royal Gorge, and 351-acres in (Johnson Canyon) Negro Canyon above Donner Lake. With the help of over 1,000 donors, and numerous public and private agencies, the Land Trust and its partners were able to raise the $11.25 million dollars needed to meet the short deadline to secure the property.

Thanks especially to our partners at The Trust
for Public Land the Northern Sierra Partnership.

This might be one of the most important conservation victories for the Sierra in a generation. Now, all of Royal Gorge's remarkable meadows, peaks, natural resources and the Nordic ski area have been protected forever and will be open to the public for world-class recreation. 

 Photo: Mark Nadell, Macbeth Graphics


Public outreach process 

The Land Trust completed its extensive public outreach process for the property's recreation plan. Download the report:

Public Outreach Report

To learn about the public outreach process visit:  Royal Gorge Outreach

More Information:

Draft Royal Gorge Trail Plan Map as of winter 2013

Map of Royal Gorge Trails Area to be Considered for Recreation Planning

Draft Royal Gorge Preliminary Forestry Management Plan

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