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 will act as lead agencies with the assistance and cooperation of a large Truckee River stakeholder group to fundraise and develop the plan.
We are so excited to announce that formal adoption for the One Truckee River Management Plan has been scheduled for the following City Council and County Commission hearing dates:
· Sparks City Council – September 26th
· Board of Washoe County Commission – September 27th
· Reno City Council – September 28th
We encourage you all to read through the management plan, and write to your elected officials in support of the plan. We appreciate any presence/public comments made in response to the One Truckee River Management Plan!
It is anticipated that stakeholders will ask the local government agencies to formally adopt the plan to ensure a commitment is made to fund their participation in and implementation of the plan’s elements. Adoption would 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 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:
Truckee River Fund Grant
National Park Service: River, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program
Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission
Washoe County State Question 1 Program