12 九月, 19:16
Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) and Mountainside Partners announced that SPI intends to sell a 120-acre parcel on a ridgeline above Lake Tahoe’s North Shore that is proposed for development of the Brockway Campground.
Following discussions facilitated by the California Tahoe Conservancy, SPI and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have exchanged willing-buyer and willing-seller letters to complete the sale by the end of 2017. Once completed, the land will become part of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the USFS.
“We are moving forward with this sale to ensure land SPI owns within the Tahoe Basin remains accessible to the public forever,” said Blake Riva, managing partner of Mountainside Partners. “Although an improved campground is permissible under current zoning and would provide significant recreational benefits, we have listened carefully to the community and have decided that the parcel should be permanently protected through a sale to the Forest Service.”
This site will be permanently protected from future development and is adjacent to the Tahoe Rim Trail, numerous cross-country ski and snowshoe trails and other National Forest lands, and affords sweeping views of Lake Tahoe. The land is the site originally proposed for a campground at Brockway Summit.
The Brockway Campground application will remain active while the USFS conducts an appraisal and other pre-acquisition activities. Upon completion of the appraisal, SPI will enter into a purchase option with the USFS. SPI and Mountainside Partners will withdraw their campground development application once the land is sold.
Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The firm owns and manages 1.9 million acres of timberland in California and Washington, and is the third largest lumber producer in the United States.