Open Space

Airport Committed to Open Space

Large open space

The Truckee Tahoe Airport District Open Space Program offers benefits on many levels. First, by securing open space around the District, we remove the future impacts that the Airport may have had on developments. Secondly, the 1,600 acres of preserved open space that we have established so far is a wonderful recreational and scenic benefit for the community. And lastly, our open space programs are good for the environment including water quality, air quality and habitat preservation.

Waddle Ranch

At the heart of Martis Valley is 1,481-acre Waddle Ranch, a stunning property of meadows, lush green forests, and breathtaking mountain vistas that has remained nearly unchanged for hundreds of years. The property is located just north of Highway 267, the road connecting Truckee with Lake Tahoe, and has been privately owned and operated as a working ranch since the 1850s. - See more at: http://northernsierrapartnership.org/project/waddle-ranch/#sthash.r0tUpA7k.dpuf

Ponderosa Golf Course

Ponderosa Golf Course was originally developed by the townspeople of Truckee in 1961. Owned and operated by the P.U.D. it was later sold to Reynold C. Johnson in 1968 and remained family owned and operated until 2008. In 2008 Ponderosa Golf Course was purchased by the Airport District with the understanding that the property would be used for recreational purposes and remain untouched by residential and commercial development. Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District maintains and manages the course under a lease agreement with the Airport District.