In the Media

Seasonal Climbing Closure at Donner Summit
Sunday, May 1, 2016, Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
To protect nesting peregrine falcons, certain climbing routes on Donner Summit’s Black Wall are closed until mid-summer.
Partnership Protects Public Access in a Landscape Fit for a King
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, USDA
A stunning landscape called Castle Valley, near Lake Tahoe, is the heart of one of the most heavily-used backcountry recreation areas in the northern Sierra Nevada region of California. The 400-plus a
Popular Sierra trailhead sold for $2.1M to Tahoe National Forest
Monday, April 4, 2016, Sierra Sun
The land around one of the northern Sierra Nevada’s most popular trailheads has been taken off the market and sold to the Tahoe National Forest.
Castle Peak trailhead on Donner Summit sold to U.S. Forest Service
Friday, April 1, 2016, SacBee
A Donner Summit area popular with hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiiers has been sold to environmental groups that transferred ownership to the U.S. Forest Service. The Castle Peak trailh
Land deal locks down popular mountain trail access
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Reno Gazette Journal
Property surrounding one of the most popular unofficial trailheads in the northern Sierra Nevada is now in the public’s hands. The decision by the U.S. Forest Service to acquire the Truckee-area prop
Deal Protects 'Stunning' Northern Sierra Forest Land
Monday, March 28, 2016, Capital Public Radio Sacramento
More than 400 acres of private land around the Tahoe National Forest has been sold to the U.S. Forest Service by two groups who worked to preserve the land from development. The Trust for Public Land
Q-and-A: Perry Norris talks the Truckee Donner Land Trust's successful 2015, what lies ahead
Saturday, December 26, 2015, Sierra Sun
It’s been a banner year for the Truckee Donner Land Trust. From its recent purchase of the historic Black Wall (a 10-acre climbing area on Donner Summit) to its acquisition of Coppins Meadow (a 153-a
Deal struck to preserve historic Donner Summit rock climbing areas
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Sierra Sun
The Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund last week announced the acquisition and protection of a significant set of climbing areas on Donner Summit.
California climbers buy Truckee rock wall to preserve as land trust
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Napa Valley Register
A group of California rock climbers have purchased a wall at Donner Summit to preserve it as a land trust.
Key climbing area at Donner Summit purchased by land trust
Monday, December 14, 2015, SacBee
Faced with the closure of an iconic granite wall at Donner Summit, Truckee-area rock climbers banded together to raise $300,000 to purchase and manage nearly 12 acres of private land prized by the cli