Olympic Meadow Property Acquisition

Squaw Valley meadow

Photo Credit: Peter Tye

Squaw Valley meadow

Photo Credit: Peter Tye

The Truckee Donner Land Trust (Land Trust) is in contract with the Poulsen Family Trust to acquire 29.6 acres in Olympic Valley at the eastern end of the meadow- 325 Squaw Valley Road. The Land Trust and Squaw Valley Public Service District (District) are collaborating to acquire this property and anticipate that the Land Trust will hold approximately half the property to protect the high-value Sierra Meadows in perpetuity and the District will own and manage the uplands portion of the property for community benefit.

The project will:

  • Work to restore Squaw Creek and the meadows in the low-lying portion of the site;
  • Allow the Squaw Valley Fire Department to improve forest health and minimize wildfire risk;
  • Create trails and picnic areas to promote recreation on public lands in a valley dominated by private recreational opportunities;
  • Develop signage and incorporate educational opportunities for all ages.

Converting this jewel within the Valley to public ownership will allow visitors and residents to be stewards of the land. The benefits of acquisition will extend far beyond the Valley as such much of the region already feels so connected to the Squaw Valley. The project will restore ecological processes while allowing public access to an objectively beautiful place, the kind of place that call so many to the mountains.

In order to be successful in this acquisition, the Project will need to assemble funding for the purchase price, capital improvements, operations and maintenance, and capital replacements. This will come together as a combination of private and corporate donations and grants with the remainder from a special parcel tax on the residents within the District’s jurisdiction.  In order to lessen the financial burden on Olympic Valley residents, aggressive fundraising and grant seeking has already begun.

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Key Documents

Document title Document datesort ascending Document topic FIle size
Notice of Election - November 5, 2019 11/05/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 40.37 KB
Resolution 2019-20_Withdraw Measure E 08/29/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 1009.68 KB
OMP Fact Sheet 08/06/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 590.16 KB
OMP Informational Mailer - August 2019 08/05/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 3.96 MB
OMP CFD: Resolution 2019-13_Call for Election 06/25/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 1.65 MB
06-25-2019 Regular Board Meeting - OMP Presentation 06/25/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 1.73 MB
OMP CFD: Certified Boundary Map 06/25/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 178.22 KB
June 2019 Board Exhibit F-1 OMP Project Update 06/25/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 10.32 MB
June 2019 Board Exhibit F-1D OMP Fundraising 06/25/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 776.99 KB
OMP CFD: Resolution 2019-11_Formation of CFD 2019-1 06/25/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 6.99 MB
OMP CFD: Resolution 2019-12_Bonded Indebtedness 06/25/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 1005.76 KB
OMP: Rate and Method of Apportionment 06/21/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 787.8 KB
OMP Informational Mailer - June 2019 06/14/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 410.78 KB
May 2019 Board Exhibit F-1 OMP Project Update 05/28/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 129.05 KB
05-28-2019 Regular Board Meeting - OMP Presentation 05/28/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 2 MB
05-25-2019 SVPOA Mtg - OMP Presentation 05/25/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 2.03 MB
OMP CFD: Resolution 2019-08_CFD Goals and Policies 05/24/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 5.68 MB
May 24 2019_F-1D_NHA Advisors_Proposal 05/24/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 465.03 KB
OMP CFD: Resolution 2019-09_Intent to Form CFD 2019-1 05/24/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 7.75 MB
May 24 2019_F-1E_Jones Hall_Proposal 05/24/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 273.77 KB
OMP CFD: Resolution 2019-10 Intent to Incur Bonded Indebtedness CFD 2019-1 05/24/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 806.91 KB
OMP: Presentation from May 16th Special Board Meeting 05/16/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 2.05 MB
OMP Informational Mailer - May 2019 05/10/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 467.09 KB
Ward-Young OMP Feasibility Study 05/02/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 2.17 MB
April 2019 Board Exhibit F-1 OMP Project Update 04/30/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 430.19 KB
OMP: Hazardous Material Inspection 04/16/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 2.16 MB
OMP: Radon Inspection 04/04/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 689.6 KB
OMP: General Home Inspection 04/04/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 5.19 MB
March 2019 Board Exhibit F-1 OMP Project Update 03/26/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 1.06 MB
Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting 3/7/19 03/07/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 742.76 KB
February 2019 Board Exhibit F-1 OMP Project Update 02/26/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 2.92 MB
Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting 02/23/19 02/23/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 741.38 KB
OMP Presentation at SV MAC Meeting - 02-07-2019 02/07/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 1.66 MB
January 2019 Board Exhibit F-1B OMP Ad Hoc Committee 01/29/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 259.08 KB
January Board Packet- Item F-1 - OMP Project Update 01/29/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 910.29 KB
January 2019 Board Exhibit F-1 OMP Project Update 01/29/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 910.29 KB
January 2019 Board Exhibit F-1A_Conflict of Interest Disclosure 01/29/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 734.31 KB
Olympic Meadow - Zoning Map 01/17/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 1.46 MB
Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting 01/07/2019 Olympic Meadow Property 620.01 KB
Olympic Meadow - Regional Vicinity Map 12/20/2018 Olympic Meadow Property 571.97 KB
Olympic Meadow - Valley Vicinity Map 12/20/2018 Olympic Meadow Property 662.15 KB