McIver Dairy Open Space

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McIver Dairy Open Space

Updated September 21, 2018 

Staff has prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed McIver Dairy Restoration and Public Use Project. The document is now available for review using the links below, or in the Community Development Department at Town Hall.

McIver Dairy Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration Public Draft

Notice of Completion & Environmental Document Transmittal

Notice of Intent to Adopt Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration


80% Design Basis Memo

Biological Resources Assessment

Cultural Resources Study Contact

McIver Dairy Restoration 80% Plans

Overall Project Plan

Wetland Delineation


The McIver Dairy site, located at 10755 Donner Pass Rd., has a rich history in Truckee, providing a source of premium butter for much of the west coast in the late 1800s and early 1900s. More recently the site has been dubbed by some as the unofficial Truckee sled hill. Currently, the Truckee River Watershed Council is undertaking a grant-funded ecological restoration project of the wetland and meadow portions of the site. As the landowner, the Town is interested in providing safe and environmentally compatible access to the site and seeking how best to use this public space.

The Town has obtained a landscape architecture consultant, Callander Associates, to develop alternative conceptual drawings which include various public uses on this site.

At an open house-style community workshop hosted by the Town of Truckee on June 27th, 2018, Callander Associates presented project goals, existing site conditions, opportunities and constraints, and two design alternatives for the Site Use Plan for McIver Dairy Open Space. The purpose of this meeting was to receive input from the public on their vision and preferences for the design and program for the project site. A summary of the workshop is linked below:

June 27th, 2018 Open House Summary

For questions please contact Nicholas Martin at or 530-582-2910.