Tahoe Trails Endowment
Photo Credit: Anthony Cupaiuolo/First Tracks Productions
Project Partners: Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Truckee Trails Foundation
Tahoe Fund Goal: $3,000,000
Our vision is to create a balance between the human and natural environments in Lake Tahoe. One critical component of this work is the creation and maintenance of our trail system. We have helped complete more than a dozen new trails with our partners. With higher trail usage now than ever before, we realize it is critical that we also have a long-term plan in place to care for the trails everyone loves.
That is why we recently created a Tahoe Trails Endowment with a goal of ultimately growing it to $3M. Once we reach this goal, the endowment will be able to spin off enough funds annually to cover the costs of annual trail work in the Region.
While we are building the endowment, we are also working with our trail partners (Tahoe Rim Trail, Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, US Forest Service, Nevada State Parks, etc.) to develop a Trails Master Plan that will layout a priority ranking for trail work. This will allow everyone to think and plan long-term.
Funding new trails is somewhat easy in Tahoe. Everyone loves a bright shiny trail! While we will continue to support new trails, we are also choosing to focus on addressing the need for the long-term care of these trails and the trail network with this new Tahoe Trails Endowment. If you love trails as much as we do, we invite you to join our efforts with a gift to the new Tahoe Trails Endowment.
A very special thank you to trail enthusiasts Chris and Viktoria McNamara for kicking off our campaign with a generous gift of $100,000. Thanks to generous donors we now have more than $600,000 in the endowment.