Alder 89 WUI
Updated: September 2023
Partners: Tahoe National Forest, National Forest Foundation
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.