River Ecosystem Restoration with Reduced Play Golf Course
Alternative 3: River Ecosystem Restoration with Reduced-Play Golf Course Same river restoration and area of golf course removal and meadow/floodplain restoration as in alternative 2, but no golf course holes would be relocated to the west side of the river. The smaller golf course would be reconfigured as a 9-hole or an 18-hole executive style course. All bridges would removed, a boardwalk would be constructed on the east side of the river same as in alternative 2. No changes to the roads and trails on the west side of the river would occur.
This alternative would include the same river and floodplain treatment as Alternative 2,,but the reconfiguring would result in a reduced golf area (9-hole or executive) on the east side of the river. All golf course bridges would be eliminated. No exchange of land between the 2 state park units would be needed.
In alternative 3:
- River channel would be restored to a more natural balanced condition that improves geomorphic function and habitat
- The golf course would be in a reduced area on the east side of the river, allowing a buffer zone along the river
- The golf course would be reconfigured to either a nine hole course or an executive course
- The riparian/floodplain area where the golf course holes would be removed from the river corridor would be restored
- The five golf course bridges that cross the Upper Truckee River would be removed
- New trails on southeast side of river would tie into corner of Country Club and to new bike path
- No improvements to trails or bridges on west side of river