Perazzo Meadows is home to numerous rare species, including the Willow Flycatcher, Bald and Golden Eagles and the Mountain Yellow-legged Frog. The purchase of this valuable high-mountain meadow habitat, river and wetlands was the first major success of the Northern Sierra Partnership, formed in 2007 as part of an unprecedented campaign to conserve 65,000 acres of land through a combination of purchases, conservation easements, and management agreements.

From Interstate 80 in Truckee, drive North on Highway 89 approximately 17 miles to Jackson Meadows Road and turn left. Turn left on Jackson Meadows Rd and drive about 1.5 miles to a signed left turn marked “Independence Lake Road.” Turn left onto this graded dirt road, cross the bridge over the Little Truckee River, and proceed to the first right turn (0.8 mi from Jackson Meadows Rd). This unsigned road is Henness Pass Rd, one of the most-used routes across the Sierra during the mid 1800s. In about two miles, Henness Pass Rd drops down a short hill and crosses a small meadow. Parking for the Land Trust property is on the right about 300 yards past the end of the meadow.

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