Naming Opportunities


The Truckee Donner region is precious to so many of us. The Land Trust offers a naming program which represents a very special gift. Your commitment to a naming opportunity delivers a significant reward: a lasting legacy honoring special people and families who share our passion for this precious corner of the world.

A dedicated picnic table overlooking Donner Lake is dedicated to the memory of
a Land Trust supporter and provides a peaceful rest stop with a stunning view.

A beautiful bench near the start of the Donner Summit Canyon Trail, memorializes
a friend of the Land Trust.

Memorial Benches and Picnic Tables
The Land Trust’s redwood benches and composite picnic tables can be placed at appropriate locations on many Land Trust properties. An engraved metal plaque will be affixed recognizing the tribute. 

While the memory is eternal, the lifespan of picnic tables and benches is not, and they have an expected lifespan of 15-20 years. When that time elapses, we offer families the opportunity to renew the tribute at our current replacement cost.



Features like bridges and trails for a newly acquired property are typically named during the capital campaign to acquire it. As additional recreation options are developed on a Land Trust property, more options become available and are listed here.

Donner Lake Rim Trail – Adopt a Quarter Mile $1000
All donations, including memorial donations, are recognized at two trailhead kiosks currently located at the start of the Wendin Way Tr
ail at Johnson Canyon near the Donner Lake Interchange and at the trailhead at Donner Summit.