The proposed Truckee River Access Plan will provide a continuous and coordinated system of preserved lands and habitat, with a connecting corridor from Lake Tahoe to the Martis Valley of:
The Access Plan will respect the natural waterways and protect the wide variety of ecological and cultural resources found throughout the Truckee River floodplain, provide compatible recreational opportunities that do not damage sensitive areas, and provide a continuous and coordinated system of preserved lands and enhanced access with a connecting corridor of trails.
$265,000 in Transient Occupancy Tax funding has been allocated toward the plan to date. The next step in the trail development process will involve more detailed work, including additional fieldwork and precise property boundary surveys, to determine alignment feasibility and identify a single preferred alignment. Specific locations for bridge crossings, engineering needs, and potential environmental issues will also need to be identified. Once a preferred alignment has been identified, a phasing plan will be developed for the trail, identifying logical incremental trail segments for development.
An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) must be prepared prior to adoption of the plan by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The schedule for EIR preparation has not been determined.