As the fall season kicks into full gear, the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities are welcoming the return of “tourist season” that was put on hold as our courageous firefighters and support teams focused on saving the Lake and surrounding Sierra.
Within the message to all to come to enjoy our colorful season comes an equal message to come back safely.
Below you will find important information brought you via this blog from our architect firm in Truckee and Lake Tahoe that is posted on the VisitTruckeeTahoe.com website. We encourage all our clients and friends to take a few moments to read this important information. Within the context are some new programs that we think you may want to be a part of as you return to the High Sierra to enjoy our colorful season and support our local businesses who will welcome you with open arms!
(1) Daily Truckee Travel Alert
We coordinate with several partners and land management agencies to ensure you get key alerts, safety messages, and information about wildfire preparedness, weather, business status, trails, events and more for Truckee, California. This page is maintained daily with need to know information for visitors and residents. Know before you go.
(2) Sustainable Truckee – Trail Host Ambassador Program
Ambassadors are stationed and patrolling key Truckee trailheads to educate and inform trail users on how to Recreate Responsibly. In addition, ambassadors keep a sharp eye out for illegal campfires. Managing partner Truckee Trails Foundation. Funding partner Truckee Fire Protection District.
(3) Sustainable Truckee – Trailhead Signage Program
Signs created in partnership with USFS, Truckee Fire Protection District, and the Truckee Trails Foundation are posted at 18 trailheads with the objectives of mitigating wildfire danger, trash and cultivating a friendly/positive outdoor experience. Funding partner Truckee Fire Protection District.
(4) Sustainable Truckee – Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (STORC)
A collaborative that brings key Truckee stakeholders together to provide support and resources, establish unified messaging, and solve issues around high-use, peak period outdoor recreation. Funding partners: Visit Truckee-Tahoe, Nevada County, Town of Truckee, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee Tahoe Airport District.
(5) Sustainable Truckee – Historic Downtown Flagpole Banners
Along the main street, you will see multiple outdoor nature and wildlife images on lampposts with the message “Take Care”. Sixty-one poles promote a protect, preserve and take care of our natural environment message.
(6) Local Voices Making Climate Choices
Sustainable Truckee features Truckee-Tahoe locals and highlights how our community lives sustainably. Everyone, including visitors, are welcome to join!
(7) Focused Visitor Messaging “Recreate Responsibly”
We’re joining a local, regional, and national effort to amplify the Recreate Responsibly guidelines and encourage responsible travel.
(8) Truckee-Tahoe Traveler Responsibility Pledge
A regional pledge that encourages visitors to become responsible travelers through six action items: Become a Steward of Truckee-Tahoe, Respect the Environment, Stay Educated, Keep Wildlife Wild, Be Fire Safe, Demonstrate Mindful Travel.
(9) Voluntourism Opportunities
A list of easy ways to get involved and volunteer with local, Truckee-Tahoe nonprofits. Meet locals and spend a few hours doing something completely unique and memorable on your vacation. On your own, and “drop in” opportunities available.
(10) Truckee Outdoor Recreation Summer Map
Comprehensive trail map detailing safety, trail etiquette, and orientation to popular and off the beaten path trails in and nearby Truckee. In development.