Rosewood Nature Study Area

The vision of the Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area is to establish and steward a publicly accessible Great Basin wetland habitat where the community can come to learn about and appreciate the importance of our natural open spaces and local parks.

​Project Goals

  1. Develop a sustainable plan to restore and conserve sensitive wetland and upland habitat for native plants, wildlife, and natural resource management. 

  2. Rehabilitate existing trails and develop additional non-motorized trails to establish the wetland as a node in the larger network of area parks and open spaces. 

  3. Offer a state of the art, environmentally conscious nature center with hands-on, interactive exhibits for both children and adults to provide park-based programs, interpretive signage, and outdoor classroom spaces for families, community groups, and schools.

  4. Inspire community members to take a proactive volunteer role in the preservation and improvement of our parks and open spaces in order to strengthen the bond between the community and their open spaces.

Restoration Progress Status

As of August 2020, the first operational year of restoration has been completed.  In this first year, we have improved 47 acres through invasive removal and native revegetation, 11,000 linear feet of streambank have been improved, one mile of trail has been enhanced, and both bridges have been repaired.  We are now moving into our second year of the restoration project.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check back here for updates.

Then and Now

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Circa 2020
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Wetland Restoration Team Members

Elena Larsen

Wetland Restoration Program Director

Andrea Lesperance

Wetland Restoration Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Alexandra Sheehan

Wetland Restoration Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Susanna Keilig

Nature Center Host/Interpreter

Rachel Kieffer

AmeriCorps Lead Wetland Restoration Technician

Angela Petrice

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Ben Parry-Lemon

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Camille Verendia

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Elizabeth Ott-Bales

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

James Hada

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Matthew Poindexter

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Nicole Rovai

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Peter Jordan

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Ryan Turner

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Sadie Smith

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Sequoyah Pollard

AmeriCorps Wetland Restoration Technician

Learn More

TMNSA Concept Paper

TMNSA Concept Paper

Brief Project Summary

To learn more about the property, water rights, and more please click the "Supporting Documents" button below.

Want to rid your yard or garden of pesky invasive plants? 

Check out our invasive plant management guides below!

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Check out our most recent blogs written by wetland team members both past and present covering a variety of topics!  

Project Partners

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Truckee River Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.

This project is supported by the National Audubon Society-George Whittell Nevada Environmental Fund.

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Protecting & enhancing our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails.


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