In the Media

Keaven Van Lom Obituary
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Keaven's life was tragically cut short, but her legacy was to leave the world a better place because of her compassionate soul.
Mending a Meadow
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Tahoe Quarterly
Conservation efforts seek to return Van Norden wetland to its original biologically rich state.
Allure of Serene Lakes
Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Tahoe Weekly
Serene Lakes is a place of paradoxes. You can fight the snow to get there, only to spend most of your time in it once you’re there.
Van Norden Meadow now part of Forest Service
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Tahoe Weekly
Van Norden Meadow, one of the northern Sierra’s most important meadows, is now in the public trust as part of the Tahoe National Forest.
Hidden for 100 years, California's secret garden opens for tours
Friday, October 6, 2017, Lonely Planet
Once a private fishing retreat for a group of wealthy businessmen, a virtual secret garden near Truckee, California is now open to everyday nature enthusiasts.
Visit the Secret Garden in Carpenter Valley
Sunday, September 24, 2017, NBC Today Show (video)
For more than 100 years, a meadow in California has been locked behind a gate and virtually untouched. In this week’s Sunday Closer, NBC’s Harry Smith steps inside the “secret garden” before it opens
Sharing the beauty of Carpenter Valley
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Tahoe Weekly
Truckee Donner Land Trust has ensured that many tracts of beautiful pristine land in the Tahoe Sierra are preserved for wildlife and recreation, which now includes Carpenter Valley.
World-class adventures abound on the Sierra’s western slopes
Sunday, September 17, 2017, San Francisco Chronicle
You don’t have to look far to discover some of Northern California’s most rewarding day hikes and burly, brand-new mountain bike trails.
Panoramic vistas along Donner Lake Rim Trail
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Tahoe Weekly
When the Donner Lake Rim Trail is complete in a few years, hikers and mountain bikers will be able to explore over granite benches and through forests of ferns and wildflowers on a 25-mile loop around
The Wild Meadow Near Lake Tahoe Opened Its Gates For Everyone To See Its Mind-blowing Beauty
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, News4C
There is a secret garden near Lake Tahoe in California that hasn’t been yet visited. For a century it was hidden from visitors and no one could see its beauty.