Conservancy Begins Seasonal Dog Closure at Upper Truckee Marsh to Protect Wildlife

Published: May 03, 2021


South Lake Tahoe, Calif.—The California Tahoe Conservancy has begun its annual seasonal dog closure at the Upper Truckee Marsh. From May 1 through July 31, dogs may not access sensitive habitat at the Marsh to protect birds and other wildlife during their breeding season.

The Conservancy-owned Cove East property, west of the Upper Truckee River, remains open for year-round leashed dog access. Beginning August 1, leashed dogs may again enter the Upper Truckee Marsh.

Conservancy staff and California Highway Patrol officers monitor these areas for compliance.

The Conservancy owns and manages 600 acres at the Marsh, one of the largest remaining in the Sierra Nevada, for the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat and water quality.

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The California Tahoe Conservancy is a state agency, established in 1984, with a mission to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Learn more at