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    Today's Snow Report

    Last updated 12/10/2016 at 06:39 AM

    NEW SNOW

    • 0" 24 HRS
    • 0" 48 HRS
    • 4" 7 Days
    • 0" Overnight

    SNOW DEPTH

    • 18 MID
    • 47 Total

    CURRENT CONDITIONS

    • Groomed

    TERRAIN REPORT

    • Open Runs
      43/100
    • Open Lifts
      11/20
    • Open Acres
      275/3170
    • Open Terrain
      9%
  • 37°F
    HIGH
    29°F
    LOW
    WEATHER
    Slight Chance Snow then Partly Sunny

    Today's Weather Forecast

    Last updated 10 hours ago

    • TODAY'S WEATHER

      Slight Chance Snow then Partly Sunny
      37°F HIGH
      29°F LOW

      Slight Chance Snow then Partly Sunny

    • TOMORROW

      Breezy. Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Snow
      39°F HIGH
      28°F LOW

      Breezy. Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Snow

    • TUESDAY

      Rain/Snow and Breezy
      36°F HIGH
      31°F LOW

      Rain/Snow and Breezy

    • WEDNESDAY

      Rain/Snow
      39°F HIGH
      33°F LOW

      Rain/Snow

    • THURSDAY

      Snow and Breezy
      35°F HIGH
      32°F LOW

      Snow and Breezy

    • FRIDAY

      Chance Snow Showers and Blustery
      29°F HIGH
      17°F LOW

      Chance Snow Showers and Blustery

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The Northstar Habitat Management Plan

How did Northstar's Habitat Management Plan come about?

In 2005, Sierra Watch, Mountain Area Preservation Foundation, and the real estate and mountain operations entities associated with Northstar California Resort, came to an agreement with regard to the development of the Northstar Highlands project and certain other approved, proposed or contemplated development projects at the ski resort.

This agreement came about after environmental organizations legally challenged Placer County's approval of the Martis Valley Community Plan update in 2003. Local residents and conservationists from around the state expressed strong concerns over the potential environmental, economic and social impacts related to the scale of development in the region and the numerous development proposals that were taking shape, including those from Northstar.

In June 2005, a Placer County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the environmental groups in their challenge of the community plan update. Seeking an alternative to ongoing litigation, regional and local stakeholders joined with the developers in negotiations over proposed developments and conservation priorities that led to a collaborative blueprint for the future of the region. Community benefits fees, held and administered by the Truckee Donner Land Trust, are a key part of that blueprint. They are being used to support acquisitions of important open space lands, restore threatened habitat, and support workforce housing and other community benefits in the Martis Valley region.

In particular, Northstar established a transfer fee whereby 0.5 percent of the initial retail sales and all subsequent retail transfers of residential property at the Highlands, Retreat and Porcupine Hill will go to the Truckee Donner Land Trust and will be utilized toward the acquisition of lands in the Greater Martis Valley for the purpose of preserving or managing open space. (After 25 years, the transfer fee will be reduced to .25 percent and remain in perpetuity.)

In addition, Northstar also agreed to create the Northstar Habitat Management Plan which was completed in 2009.

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