Re-Imagining Martis Valley's Forests

Jun 06, 2019

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Scattered across Waddle Ranch are clues to what Martis Valley’s forests once were. Old-growth Sugar Pines that escaped the hungry axes of 1870s loggers cluster in hidden stands. Stately Ponderosa Pines stretch to the sky. 

It’s a reminder of the fire-resilient forest that once covered Martis Valley, and a look into the future forest that the Truckee Tahoe Airport District is diligently shaping on the nearly 2,600 acres it owns in the valley....

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