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Keep Squaw True

You may have heard: a new gondola is being planned between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows that directly crosses Granite Chief Wilderness Area. Due to land ownership issues the developer is pushing ahead despite the impacts on the wilderness, wildlife, and the back country character of the landscape.
Here’s what Sierra Watch has to say about it:

“The inclusion of this land [which the gondola would cross] within the Granite Chief Wilderness Area boundary in 1984 is a clear statement of its value to our nation; that we recognize that this land is special – and should remain that way. We ask you to join us in honoring that commitment, made as a nation more than fifty years ago and reaffirmed by the California Wilderness Act of 1984: No proposed gondola should threaten the existing boundaries – and timeless values – of the National Granite Chief Wilderness Area.”

Sierra Watch was joined by four other organizations, CalWild, the Tahoe Area and Motherlode Chapters of the Sierra Club, Wilderness Watch, and the Granite Chief Wilderness Protection League, and Great Old Broads for Wilderness wholly endorses these efforts!

Here’s what YOU can do to help:

  • Sign the petition to Keep Squaw True at
  • Learn more about the gondola in the attached map and write-up from our friends over at Sierra Watch
  • Be heard in your community at meetings and events, in an opinion piece in the paper, and on social media.
  • To get further involved in the effort to protect the wilderness values of the Tahoe Sierra, visit:
Extra Extra – Help lead this chapter!
You received this email because you care about wilderness, wildlife, and public land issues. Your Northern Sierra Broadband needs YOUR leadership!
What do you say, is it time to get more involved? Give us a call at 970-385-9577, and consider applying to our FREE 5 day leadership advocacy training next March 26-30. Click here for more information!
Thanks so much for your time. If you have any questions about the Squaw Valley gondola, chapter leadership, or anything else to do with Broads and our mission, please let us know at or give us a call at 970-385-9577.

Lionel Di Giacomo
Research and Advocacy Associate
Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Office: (970) 385-9577, Cell: (720) 837-8517
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