Alder 89 WUI


Updated: September 2023

Acreage: 1,500

Partners: Tahoe National Forest, National Forest Foundation



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The Alder 89 WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) project is just north of the Town of Truckee, along Highway 89N. The project area includes popular non-motorized trails like the Emigrant Trail, the Prosser Off Highway Vehicle staging area and motorized trails, dense housing including Tahoe Donner Association, and Alder Creek, a tributary to Prosser Reservoir, runs through the project. The area has a long history of human-use impacts including logging and railroads. Additionally, forest health conditions were further impacted by the 1960 Donner Ridge Fire, which burned a considerable portion of the project area, leaving largely homogeneous stand conditions.