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Red Dog Forest Thinning Project

Shared By: Squaw Valley | December 13, 2014

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Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows conducted a month-long, ecological forest thinning project at Squaw Valley in November 2014. More than 5,000 dead or diseased trees were removed from the Red Dog region of the lower mountain in an effort to improve the natural habitat, reduce the risk of wildfire, and provide unprecedented access to tree skiing and riding in the targeted area.

As a result of the project, skiers and riders can expect nearly 100 acres of enhanced skiable terrain this season in the Red Dog region. The terrain, rated upper-intermediate to expert, will include three newly designated glade areas - Red Dog Glades, Paris Glades and Heidiâ??s Glades- as well as a new connector trail on Champs Elysees that will eliminate the current lengthy traverse.

In addition, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows donated 15 logs; 20-30 feet long, ($5,000 value) to Trout Unlimited who will use the material to restore trout habitat in the Little Truckee River.