Russel Valley


Updated: September 2023

Acreage: 2,000

Partners: Tahoe National Forest

Funders: Tahoe National Forest and To Be Determined

NEPA: Not yet available

The Russel Valley project is just south of Stampede Reservoir, east of the Highway 89N corridor and north-east of the Town of Truckee. This project encompasses the community of Russel Valley, where residents reside year-round. Multiple recreational opportunities and connectivity between residential areas and near-by reservoirs mean that the areas surrounding the project site see high visitation rates. Large meadow complexes are found within the project, providing the opportunity to significantly enhance high-quality habitat conditions, while at the same time, reducing the potential wildfire severity, and restoring forest health conditions.