Johnson Meadows purchase almost done deal


Almost all the money needed to purchase the Johnson Meadows property in South Lake Tahoe has been secured. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife this week allocated $4 million to the Tahoe Resource Conservation District for the acquisition.

In March the California Tahoe Conservancy gave the TRCD $4.234 million for the purchase.

The approximately 209-acre property is the largest privately owned meadow in the Lake Tahoe Basin and the last large private property holding in the lower nine miles of the Upper Truckee River.

The Tahoe Fund is also a funding partner and trying to raise an additional $100,000 to help secure the entire $8,315,000 necessary to acquire the property.

The parcel combined with adjacent public land would connect more than 1,000 acres of river floodplain in near continuous public ownership within the river’s lower nine miles.

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  1. Robin Smith says - Posted: October 7, 2016

    MORE $MILLIONS$!!!

  2. 4-mer-usmc says - Posted: October 7, 2016

    Robin Smith:

    “The approximately 209-acre property is the largest privately owned meadow in the Lake Tahoe Basin…”

    The land is called the Johnson Meadows property and if it is Johnson Family property they’ve already given very generously to the South Shore. But the fact is, whoever owns that private property deserves to be monetarily compensated when it is sold.

    Would you be willing to give away for free your home/property while you were still living to one or more government agencies to make it public land to connect a river floodplain? Not many people can do something like that so it is taxpayer dollars that are needed to make that private land into public land.

  3. Robin Smith says - Posted: October 7, 2016

    Hail Marjorie RIP