After a five-month long fundraising campaign, and exacting negotiations, the Land Trust has acquired 3,000 acres on Donner Summit known as Royal Gorge, and 351-acres in 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 Dec 20 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: George Lamson
Public outreach process
The Land Trust has created a public outreach and recreational planning process. Join us to help guide the direction of the 3,000-acre Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit. We need your input.
Go to: Royal Gorge Outreach
Here, you can learn about our public outreach process, sign up for outreach hikes and tours, get the public outreach meeting schedule, take the survey, and learn more about the property.
NOTE: We are still fundraising for stewardship. Please use the Royal Gorge donation form below to submit a donation. Thank you!
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