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Funds needed for environmental studies, trail repairs and signage for Incline Flume Trail

Click above or mail your check to:
ITF - Incline Flume
948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Upcoming events and trail work

July 13 - TAMBA trail work in LTNVSP -  Snapdragon Trail

July 14-16 - TRTA backcountry camp and trail work in LTNVSP: TRTA camp

July 15 - IVGID mtg re Diamond Peak Master Plan - Chateau at 6p

July 21-23 - TRTA backcountry camp (same as July 14-16)

July 25 - TAMBA trail work - see link July 13

Thank you donors!
Trail Champions ($1000+):
Ponderosa Ranch
Rubin Family Fund

Trail Enthusiasts
Tunnel Creek Station
Micky Lloyd
Sue Hughes

Trail Stewards
John Gregory & Mary  Fenelon
Donald and Cindy Frei
Scarlett Martin
Barry Chaffin
Susan Dunshee
Loveday Family Trust
Chuck Greene
Mark Smith
Robert E Barker
Wayne and Cynthia McClelland
Will Temple

Thank you volunteers!
Amy Guinan
Clay Grubb
Craig Olson
Dan Dominy
David Joseph
Dorea Shoemaker
John Gregory
June Joseph
Kevin Hameister
Rick Holden
Sue Hughes
Wayne McClelland

Contributing businesses and organizations
Thanks for your time, expertise and support:

Broadbent Inc.
Gnomon Inc.
Tunnel Creek Cafe
Lake Tahoe Nevada    State Park
Tahoe Rim Trail Assoc
Incline-Tahoe    Foundation
Parasol Tahoe
 Community  Foundation
Tahoe Fund

July 7, 2015 

Summer is in full swing and the wildflowers are here. Hope you can enjoy it while they last!  We've had some rain - good for trails, flowers and many other things...

Incline Flume Trail - Ponderosa land

Progress continues toward our goal of improving the Incline Flume trail.  The Ponderosa Ranch is still working to donate the Bullwheel and 18 acres which include a portion of the trail. It appears that this will take the form of a donation to a non-profit organization which will then transfer the property to the USFS.  And it's likely that the donation will be made by the end of this year.  Once that happens we can start working on improving that section of trail before the FS takes the Bullwheel parcel and the rest of the trail goes through government review.

Incline Flume at DP
Incline Flume Trail - environmental studies begin

In May we learned more about the US govt required biological studies for FS adoption of the Incline Flume. They can be broken down into Wildlife, Aquatic Biology and Botany.  The wildlife studies must be done over 2 summers, and during a very specific timeframe.  In the hopes of being able to complete all the studies by next summer we set out to find a biologist to begin the wildlife studies this summer - not an easy task on short notice!  Thanks to Garth Alling of Sierra Ecotone Solutions who stepped up and has started the studies. Garth is a trail user and supporter and has offered his services at a discounted rate.  So far nothing has been found to impede the trail project.

Funds are still needed to continue with the Botany and Aquatic Biology work - about $15,000, and around $10,000 for FS review of the bio studies.

Diamond Peak Master Plan
The "citizens" steering committee will present it's recommendations to the IVGID trustees at a special meeting on July 15 at 6pm at the Chateau. No vote will be taken at that meeting. More info at: Diamond Peak.  Our interest in the new Master Plan - trails!
Mt Rose Scenic Byway Corridor Plan

Just as Highway 28 now has plans to improve for recreation and safety - planning is just starting to improve Mt. Rose Highway.  More info as well as a link to a survey can be found here:  Washoe Scenic Byways
This is of particular interest to us for the accessibility to the Incline Flume trail and other trails near Incline.

Incline to Sand Harbor Bike Path construction not to start til next year

We reported a few months ago that the Bike Path funding has been lined up by the Tahoe Fund with construction to start this Fall...that construction has been delayed til next summer now.

To donate to this project and for more info:  TahoeFundBikePath

Happy Trails!