Troy Caldwell, owner of White Wolf (the land between Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows), has spoken out for the first time about the proposed Base-to-Base gondola.
To be clear, this “project” so far is only a public statement by Squaw. No proposal has been submitted, no permits granted, no environmental impact reports requested, and no plans at all to move forward. If this project is to move forward, it will be many years before the Base-to-Base gondola is a reality.
A controversy has arisen about the proposed gondola crossing the federally protected Granite Chief Wilderness Area. Troy kind of addresses that issue in the article he recently wrote for the Sierra Sun.
“There has been some confusion regarding the designation of the private land I own. It is important to note that the U.S. Forest Service has always recognized, and currently recognizes the property is, and remains, private land.
Although my property lies on the edge of the designated Wilderness, because it is private land, it is not administered as part of the Granite Chief Wilderness, does not carry a Wilderness designation that would make it subject to the constraints of the Wilderness Act, and is not under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service.” – Troy Caldwell via the Sierra Sun
To read the full article, please click below:
We interviewed Troy about the Squaw/Alpine connection in May 2014. That interview is below: