COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT NEEDED in the most controversial development in Truckee -CANYON SPRINGS – RDEIR comment period is extended to 11/20/2014 This revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) earmarks an important step in the environmental due process for the proposed Canyon Springs project, a 185+ parcel development on approximately 284 acres in eastern Truckee.
What is being re-circulated?  *Transportation/Traffic * Biological Resources * Project Alternatives
This is the final opportunity the public will have to respond to the environmental analysis of the development.  A Final EIR will incorporate public response and is expected to be released early winter 2014/2015.  The Planning Commission Hearing to vote on the approval of the project could occur before the end of this year! SOSG is now hiring experts and legal consul to judiciously and assertively review and comment on the Revised DEIR and forthcoming Final EIR.  We need to raise substantial additional funds NOW
  • Review the Revised Draft DEIR and submit comment to the Town by November 20, 2014, 5 pm (Further details below)
  • Donate to help cover experts, legal consul and other necessary costs in our efforts toward responsible growth and open space preservation
  • Write a letter to the local newspapers, letting the public know how you feel and expanding awareness about this project
  • Attend the Final EIR Hearing at the Town of Truckee (filling Town Hall is Important).  The SOSG website will keep you updated on the timeline
To review the Canyon Springs Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) Chapters go to the Town of Truckee’s website. Hard copies are available at the Town offices and Glenshire Clubhouse.  Public comments regarding the adequacy of the revised chapters should be submitted to the Town of Truckee Planning Division to Denyelle Nishimori, email:

 SOSG  urges concerned community members to review the revised chapters and submit written comments. For more information or questions please contact SOS Glenshire at   BELOW  ARE  SOME HELPFUL TOOLS FOR COMMENT LETTER WRITING ON THE CANYON SPRINGS PROJECT (deadline 11/20/2014). 

We have attached a drop box link with all of the RDEIR for Canyon Springs including the Appendices which have the detailed data for the new chapters, Biological Resources & Transportation/Traffic. If you are not familiar with dropbox you will need to download the software to your computer and establish an account to access the files, it is free.
The Town of Truckee General Plan is also an important document to utilize as you craft your comment letter in response to the Canyon Springs development proposal. The Goals and Policies to reference are within Chapter 2: Land Use Element. This chapter will also refer you the the Town’s planned growth and specific projects that we mentioned last night.
Important:  All comments on original DEIR are null and void. If you feel your prior comments were not addressed in this revised DEIR, you will need to re-submit them in this comment period, stating you are re-submitting due to the RDEIR not addressing.