The Nature Conservancy recently completed the construction phase of the Tracy Restoration Project on the lower Truckee River at NV Energy’s Tracy Power Plant property. After several years of planning, design and permitting, and provision of a conservation easement by NV Energy, project construction began mid-August 2013. Crews wrapped up the finish grading in January 2014, leaving a freshly contoured floodplain that is reconnected to the river and ready to be filled in with native plants by way of natural regeneration and active planting efforts. Now begins several years of revegetation efforts planned as part of the project, after which the Conservancy expects the site will be approaching the lush restored riparian woodland corridor now seen at the flagship restoration site, The Nature Conservancy’s McCarran Ranch Preserve.
Read more about this project and the Conservancy’s larger Truckee River restoration program here.