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December 23, 2012
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Sierra Nevada land trust partners complete $11.5 million Royal Gorge purchase

Conservation groups Friday morning announced the purchase and protection from development of the nation's largest cross-country ski area, the 3,000-acre Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada.

The Truckee Donner Land Trust and The Trust for Public Land, working as part of the Northern Sierra Partnership, have raised $11.25 million, meeting a Dec. 20 deadline to complete a deal that was first announced in early August. The total includes private donations along with public money.

The groups bought the property from court-appointed Receiver Douglas P. Wilson, who took over the land after a failed development plan that …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 23, 2012 01:00PM Published Dec 23, 2012 12:58PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.