The One Truckee River Management Plan will manage, protect and provide stewardship for the Truckee River across all jurisdictional boundaries. Nevada Land Trust and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful act as lead agencies with the assistance and cooperation of a large Truckee River stakeholder group to fundraise and develop the plan.
We are thrilled to announce that formal adoption for the One Truckee River Management Plan has been approved unanimously between Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. The plan was approved on the following 2016 dates:
· Sparks City Council – September 26th (approved unanimously)
· Board of Washoe County Commission – September 27th (approved unanimously)
· Reno City Council – September 28th (approved unanimously)
Stakeholders asked the local government agencies in September of 2016 to formally adopt the plan to ensure a commitment made to fund their participation in and implementation of the plan’s elements. Adoption will establish accountability and budget authority to ensure that annual mapping, treatment, monitoring and reporting efforts are completed. There currently is no overarching management plan for the river which includes quality of life; recreation; water quality; invasive species management; stewardship and protection; environmental education; social service elements; cultural resources; and restoration.
NLT and KTMB have identified the stakeholder teams in conjunction with the National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance; conducted stakeholder interviews; developed a scope and shared vision for the project; developed bid documents and hired a contractor to write phase one of the plan; and developed the priority action plans for years 1-5, years 5-10 and 10-25 years. The action plans have been developed for each area of interest by the stakeholder group.
Funding for this project has been generously provided by:
• Conservation Legacy Communications
• David Bobzien, Reno City Council
• Naomi Duerr, Reno City Council
• National Park Service, Rivers, Trails &
Conservation Assistance Program
• Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission
• Renown Health
• Truckee River Flood Management Authority (in-kind)
• Truckee River Fund at Community
Foundation of Western Nevada
• Washoe County State Question One Program