Press Releases

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Truckee Donner Land Trust is pleased to welcome William Thauvette as President of the Board of Directors. Thauvette is a veteran of the Ford Motor Company with a 30-year career in finance and test planning. He has served on the Serene Lakes Property Owners’ Association board and was president of the board of the T&I Credit Union. Thauvette currently serves as the secretary-treasurer of the Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council. Read more >
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
In its efforts to shore up open space and further enhance public recreation in the Martis Valley, the Truckee Donner Land Trust (Land Trust) has purchased the 32-acre Jones property, which will link Waddle Ranch Preserve and the recently acquired and protected Martis Creek Estates.   Read more >
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Global sporting good and bicycle product leader, Shimano, partnered with Read more >
Monday, June 13, 2011
In April, conservationists closed on a 122-acre property off State Route 267 across from the entrance to Northstar-at-Tahoe™. Known as Martis Creek Estates, the marketing name of a subdivision that never got off of the drawing board, the property includes nearly a mile of the East Fork of Martis Creek and a large wet meadow. Read more >
Monday, June 6, 2011
(Truckee, Calif.) Matt Rusanoff, former Truckee Donner Land Trust Board member, was a vibrant, brilliant and passionate Truckee leader who passed away much too young. Read more >
Saturday, January 1, 2011
(Truckee, Calif.) The Truckee Donner Land Trust, in partnership with California State Parks, has acquired 260 acres in Summit Canyon west of Donner Lake and immediately below Donner Summit. Read more >
Friday, November 5, 2010
(Truckee, Calif.) The Truckee Donner Land Trust took home the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards dinner. Held at the Ritz Cartlton, Highlands, in Truckee, Land Trust staff shared the room with the communities’ best and brightest and were honored to be nominated along with many esteemed non-profits that work in the community. Read more >
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Truckee nonprofit responsible for protecting over 22,000 acres of land in the Truckee Donner region has launched a new website. The Truckee Donner Land Trust site,, features interactive maps, trail map downloads, updated land conservation projects, donation tools, volunteer information, and the ability for Land Trust staff to make updates to their website. Read more >
Thursday, April 1, 2010
John Stewart and Anne Chadwick have accepted appointments to the Truckee Donner Land Trust (Land Trust) Advisory Council. Says Land Trust President Thomas Van Berkem, “We are fortunate to bring these talented, conservation-minded leaders onto the Advisory Council and are especially appreciative of their expertise and insights as well on the Stewardship Committee.” Read more >
Monday, February 1, 2010
The Truckee Donner Land Trust is pleased to welcome J. Thomas Van Berkem as its new President of the Board of Directors. Van Berkem is a retired senior executive at WellPoint Inc., a Fortune 50 health insurance company. He has previously worked as a labor mediator for the construction industry, a human resources manager for Whirlpool and an executive with several banks. Read more >