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    Last updated 12/05/2016 at 06:38 AM

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    SNOW DEPTH

    • 18 MID
    • 43 Total

    CURRENT CONDITIONS

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    TERRAIN REPORT

    • Open Runs
      39/100
    • Open Lifts
      10/20
    • Open Acres
      228/3170
    • Open Terrain
      7%
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    Today's Weather Forecast

    Last updated 3 hours ago

    • TODAY'S WEATHER

      Mostly Sunny
      38°F HIGH
      23°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny

    • TOMORROW

      Chance Snow Showers and Breezy
      28°F HIGH
      9°F LOW

      Chance Snow Showers and Breezy

    • WEDNESDAY

      Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance Snow Showers
      29°F HIGH
      26°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance Snow Showers

    • THURSDAY

      Chance Rain/Snow
      39°F HIGH
      36°F LOW

      Chance Rain/Snow

    • FRIDAY

      Rain/Snow and Breezy
      40°F HIGH
      31°F LOW

      Rain/Snow and Breezy

    • SATURDAY

      Slight Chance Snow
      38°F HIGH
      29°F LOW

      Slight Chance Snow

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The Northstar Habitat Management Plan

More examples of the Habitat Management Plan in action:

Invasive Weeds Remediation Program

Northstar implements a program to remove and monitor invasive weeds. This program entails employee training, weed inventory, weed abatement measures, collaboration with Placer County, and coordination with neighboring land owners. Northstar construction practices mandate measures to prevent the spread of invasive weeds such as the cleaning of contractor equipment and utilizing products certified as "weed free."

Annual Resort Monitoring & Maintenance

Northstar staff performs annual maintenance on resort roadways, drainage infrastructure, and ski runs. This includes improvements to roadway and stream crossings, revegetation and restoration of decommissioned trails and roadways, vegetation monitoring, and improvements for erosion control.

Closure AreaSeasonal Wildlife Closure Area

Northstar implements a wildlife closure area in Zones D and E of the resort from 4/15-7/31 to protect sensitive wildlife species. Additionally, the Schaffer Creek trail, located adjacent to the Schaffer Creek corridor, has been decomissioned to protect wildlife and water quality (right).

Annual Stream Assessments

Example 3Annual stream assessments are performed by Northstar staff to monitor and evaluate the health of stream corridors.

Forest Flyer

Example 4Northstar's proposed Forest Flyer builds on the traditional reach of ski areas to connect individuals and families who may not otherwise visit the mountains or forest by allowing more diversity of ages and abilities to connect to the outdoors in a new and exciting way that responds to their needs, skill levels and experiences. 

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