Prime Sierra Land Acquired By Conservation Groups

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) - A 990-acre meadow in the Sierra Nevada will be spared development under an acquisition arranged by two conservation groups.

Perazzo Meadows near Truckee will be restored and preserved under the $4 million deal involving the Truckee Donner Land Trust and Trust for Public Land.

The property also includes a 2.5-mile stretch of the Little Truckee River.

More than $2.9 million has been raised toward the $4 million purchase from Siller Brothers, Inc.

Plans call for construction of a parking area and trail to provide better access to the Little Truckee River, as well as restoration of the meadow and river. The land was used for cattle grazing in the 1800s.

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