California Tahoe Conservancy

California Tahoe Conservancy The California Tahoe Conservancy's mission is to lead California's efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
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The Conservancy manages over 4,700 parcels totaling over 6,500 acres in the Lake Tahoe Basin, provides grants to local agencies for a wide variety of Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) projects and leads California's participation in the EIP. Since its inception, the Conservancy has invested over $450 million in a broad range of conservation and recreation projects.

Happy Holidays to all!
12/24/2019

Happy Holidays to all!

12/23/2019

“The only other sound’s the sweep of easy wind and downy flake.” – Robert Frost #MondayMotivation

The best way to ski for free: buy a Tahoe license plate and get a free lift ticket to the Tahoe resort of your choice! 9...
12/20/2019

The best way to ski for free: buy a Tahoe license plate and get a free lift ticket to the Tahoe resort of your choice! 96% of your purchase goes to fund hiking and biking trails and watershed restoration projects at #LakeTahoe. tahoeplates.org/

The California Tahoe Conservancy's mission is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natu...
12/19/2019

The California Tahoe Conservancy's mission is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. And we agree: it's pretty extraordinary here.

"The earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry
12/18/2019

"The earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry

Keep Tahoe Blue
12/11/2019

Keep Tahoe Blue

Remember, there are two important meetings tonight for the South Shore. Please attend if you're able.

City of South Lake Tahoe Government is hosting a kick-off meeting for its Climate Action Plan from 6:00-7:30pm at Council Chambers on Airport Road. bit.ly/sltCAP

California Tahoe Conservancy is holding a community meeting on housing solutions for the South Shore from 6:30-8:30pm at SLTHS. bit.ly/CTChousing

Finding solutions to supply housing and reduce car trips, emissions, road degradation and runoff are critically important for the the local community and the health of Lake Tahoe. #KeepTahoeBlue

We hope you can join us Wednesday night for a community meeting about the housing crisis and how development at a pair o...
12/10/2019

We hope you can join us Wednesday night for a community meeting about the housing crisis and how development at a pair of Conservancy asset lands near the South Lake Tahoe “Y” can be part of the solution. https://tahoe.ca.gov/south-tahoe-y

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board will meet this Thursday in South Lake Tahoe to discuss potential forest health pr...
12/09/2019

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board will meet this Thursday in South Lake Tahoe to discuss potential forest health projects, aquatic invasive species control, sustainable communities, and more. Learn more: https://tahoe.ca.gov/board-meetings-agendas/

Earlier this week, with help from CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit 2756 and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Managem...
12/06/2019

Earlier this week, with help from CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit 2756 and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, the Conservancy burned piles at its Tahoe Pines property in Meyers. This effort completes forest thinning activities that the Conservancy initiated this fall in preparation for next summer’s larger restoration project at Tahoe Pines. #collaboration

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

The California Wildlife Conservation Board has awarded $2.98 million to the California Tahoe Conservancy to help restore...
11/25/2019

The California Wildlife Conservation Board has awarded $2.98 million to the California Tahoe Conservancy to help restore the Upper Truckee Marsh, the largest wetland in the Lake Tahoe Basin. tahoe.ca.gov/california-tahoe-conservancy-receives-2-98-million-in-critical-funding-needed-to-restore-the-upper-truckee-marsh/

Weather permitting, the Conservancy may conduct prescribed pile burning at its Tahoe Pines property in Meyers beginning ...
11/25/2019
Widespread prescribed fire operations in Tahoe Basin

Weather permitting, the Conservancy may conduct prescribed pile burning at its Tahoe Pines property in Meyers beginning on December 2.

Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, along with California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy and the USDA Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations over the next few weeks in the Tahoe Basin, weather, conditions and staffing p...

The Conservancy and its partners invite you to a community meeting on December 11 about the housing crisis and how a pai...
11/22/2019

The Conservancy and its partners invite you to a community meeting on December 11 about the housing crisis and how a pair of Conservancy asset lands near the South Lake Tahoe “Y” can be part of the solution. https://tahoe.ca.gov/south-tahoe-y

Snow is finally here at Lake Tahoe! Did you know you get a free ticket to the Tahoe ski resort of your choice when you o...
11/21/2019

Snow is finally here at Lake Tahoe! Did you know you get a free ticket to the Tahoe ski resort of your choice when you order a Lake Tahoe license plate? Better still, 96 percent of Tahoe plate fees come back to Lake Tahoe, resulting in more hiking and biking trails as well as water quality and restoration projects. tahoeplates.org

Welcome back to our old friend: snow!
11/20/2019

Welcome back to our old friend: snow!

In case you missed it, we are excited to help share the new look of our partner, the National Forest Foundation. In the ...
11/19/2019

In case you missed it, we are excited to help share the new look of our partner, the National Forest Foundation. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re thankful to have NFF as a partner in restoring forest health in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Learn more about the NFF and how to get involved: https://www.nationalforests.org/

11/18/2019
CAL FIRE

Chris Anthony of CAL FIRE and Rich Adams of California State Parks explain how returning managed fire to the Lake Tahoe Basin restores our forests and protects our communities.

When wildfire activity slows down we take the opportunity to continue our ongoing efforts to prevent them. Watch the video for a look at a #PrescribedBurn from this week and learn why we and our partners think it is an essential tool for preventing wildfires and promoting many ecological benefits for healthy forests. California State Parks

We’re grateful to the Tahoe Resource Conservation District crew members for all their hard work this season!
11/15/2019

We’re grateful to the Tahoe Resource Conservation District crew members for all their hard work this season!

Thank you Tahoe RCD restoration crews for another season of rewarding hard work! We appreciate all of your efforts. To name a few: reducing wildfire fuels, restoring native terrestrial habitats, and bank stabilization of the Lake Tahoe shoreline at the Alta Mira Project. Looking forward to next year with partners the California Tahoe Conservancy!

Hi neighbors! Do you live next to one of the Conservancy’s 4,700 properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin? If you have questio...
11/15/2019

Hi neighbors! Do you live next to one of the Conservancy’s 4,700 properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin? If you have questions or concerns, our staff is here to help. Call (530) 542-5580 or contact us at https://tahoe.ca.gov/report-an-issue/

As one of this project’s funders, the Conservancy is excited to see UC Davis biologist Patricia Maloney and the Californ...
11/13/2019
The Survivors: Sugar Pine Trees and the Future Forest - Science and Climate

As one of this project’s funders, the Conservancy is excited to see UC Davis biologist Patricia Maloney and the California Conservation Corps have begun planting seedlings from sugar pine trees that survived the 2012-2016 drought. Maloney hopes the seedlings may be more resilient to climate change impacts such as drought and beetle outbreaks.

Sugar pine seedlings planted this week around Lake Tahoe are the descendants of 100 trees that survived California’s drought and bark-beetle infestation. These survivors could represent the future forest, one better able to withstand the threats of climate change.

We look forward to seeing everyone tonight at North Tahoe High School to discuss restoration options for Pomin Park and ...
11/05/2019

We look forward to seeing everyone tonight at North Tahoe High School to discuss restoration options for Pomin Park and Polaris Creek in Tahoe City.

Join us on Tuesday in a community workshop from 5:30-7:30pm at North Tahoe High School to discuss restoration options for Pomin Park and Polaris Creek in Tahoe City. Your input and participation are critical to ensuring North Lake Tahoe's environment and community resources are protected. The workshop focus is to discuss restoring the natural function of Polaris Creek and wetland habitat while preserving recreational amenities at Pomin Park. The project is in very early stages of development. Partners California State Parks, Placer County, Tahoe City Public Utility District, and California Tahoe Conservancy are collaborating together on a feasibility study. Snacks will be provided. For more information please visit https://tahoercd.org/pomin-park-polaris-creek-project/

Ski season is around the corner. Do you know the best way to ski for free at Tahoe area resorts? Buy a Tahoe license pla...
11/01/2019

Ski season is around the corner. Do you know the best way to ski for free at Tahoe area resorts? Buy a Tahoe license plate and get a free lift ticket to the Tahoe resort of your choice! tahoeplates.org

Did you know the Tahoe Conservancy owns and manages nearly 4,700 properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin? The Conservancy acq...
10/31/2019

Did you know the Tahoe Conservancy owns and manages nearly 4,700 properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin? The Conservancy acquired these parcels, totaling around 6,500 acres, for public access and environmental protection. tahoe.ca.gov

“There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend” - Bob Ross #BobRossBirthday
10/29/2019

“There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend” - Bob Ross #BobRossBirthday

We look forward to helping more community members and visitors enjoy Lake Tahoe through this public access project.
10/29/2019
California Tahoe Conservancy moves forward with Conolley Beach project

We look forward to helping more community members and visitors enjoy Lake Tahoe through this public access project.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - The California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC) has been working on improving public access at Conolley Beach in South Lake Tahoe for many years, along with other spots along the lake.

High above the Conservancy’s Dollar Creek property, where contractors are finishing up this season’s work on a 151-acre ...
10/24/2019

High above the Conservancy’s Dollar Creek property, where contractors are finishing up this season’s work on a 151-acre mechanical thinning project that will help improve forest health while protecting adjacent neighborhoods from catastrophic wildfire.

Conservancy staff toured Meeks Meadow and other Lake Tahoe West sites to get a better sense of how the 60,000-acre resto...
10/23/2019

Conservancy staff toured Meeks Meadow and other Lake Tahoe West sites to get a better sense of how the 60,000-acre restoration effort will advance.https://tahoe.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/257/2019/08/2019.08.06_LakeTahoeWest_LRS__4Pager_final_web.pdf

It’s great to see community members engaged and empowered through citizen science efforts like this.
10/18/2019
Sierra Sun

It’s great to see community members engaged and empowered through citizen science efforts like this.

This multi-year survey, conducted through the League’s Eyes on the Lake Program, mapped the location of two aquatic invasive plants: curlyleaf pondweed and Eurasian watermilfoil. These aquatic invasives pose one of the greatest threats to Lake Tahoe’s delicate ecology.

Mark your calendars, north shore community members. We want to hear from you about the future of Polaris Creek and Pomin...
10/17/2019

Mark your calendars, north shore community members. We want to hear from you about the future of Polaris Creek and Pomin Park.

Join us in a community workshop on November 5th at North Tahoe High School from 5:30-7:30pm to discuss restoration options for Pomin Park and Polaris Creek in Tahoe City. The focus of the workshop will be restoring the natural function of Polaris Creek and wetland while also preserving the recreational amenities associated with Pomin Park. This project is in very early stages of development, with local agencies collaborating together on a feasibility study. Project partners are California State Parks, Placer County, Tahoe City Public Utility District and California Tahoe Conservancy. Your input and participation are critical to ensuring North Lake Tahoe’s environment and community resources are protected. Snacks will be provided. For more information visit https://tahoercd.org/pomin-park-polaris-creek-project/

Cottonwoods are showing their fall colors at Tahoe Pines on the Upper Truckee River, where the Conservancy has just wrap...
10/16/2019

Cottonwoods are showing their fall colors at Tahoe Pines on the Upper Truckee River, where the Conservancy has just wrapped up some initial restoration work. More to come soon on that project.

The Conservancy will launch a $1.06-million project to restore forest health and combat climate change on 260 acres of C...
10/11/2019

The Conservancy will launch a $1.06-million project to restore forest health and combat climate change on 260 acres of Conservancy land in Placer County. tahoe.ca.gov/tahoe-conservancy-to-launch-260-acre-forest-health-project-in-placer-county-to-combat-climate-change-and-protect-communities-from-wildfire/

Thanks to everyone who joined us today to tour Van Sickle Bi-State Park in conjunction with our Board meeting, including...
10/10/2019

Thanks to everyone who joined us today to tour Van Sickle Bi-State Park in conjunction with our Board meeting, including our partners with Nevada Division of Parks and Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and guests from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and San Joaquin River Conservancy.

The Conservancy Board meets tomorrow in South Lake Tahoe to take up actions regarding forest health, public access to La...
10/09/2019

The Conservancy Board meets tomorrow in South Lake Tahoe to take up actions regarding forest health, public access to Lake Tahoe, and more. tahoe.ca.gov/board-meetings-agendas/

This is a great opportunity to learn how you can get involved in citizen science efforts at Lake Tahoe.
10/08/2019

This is a great opportunity to learn how you can get involved in citizen science efforts at Lake Tahoe.

Join us for the Citizen Science Celebration on October 17 from 5:30 - 8 pm. Learn about the League's citizen science programs and how you can get involved! We also will be recognizing our dedicated volunteers in these programs. Keynote presentation by @DRIScience. Great for all ages, fun, live music and refreshments provided. For more info and to RSVP, go to the link in bio or keeptahoeblue.org/events.
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10/07/2019
National Forest Foundation

The Conservancy is proud to be part of the Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership. Together, we’re increasing the pace and scale of forest and watershed restoration on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.

The National Forest Foundation manages the Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership, a collaborative effort to restore and protect the landscape and communities of Lake Tahoe’s west shore. This effort seeks to increase the resilience of this treasured American landscape to wildfire, climate change, and other growing pressures.

We are proud to work alongside a variety of partners including the U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Living With Fire, Tahoe Fund, League To Save Tahoe, Segehen Creek Field Station, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station, Truckee River Watershed Council, North Tahoe Fire Protection District.

Special thanks to First Tracks Productions!

“Paradise waits on the crest of a wave.” -Robert Hunter
10/04/2019

“Paradise waits on the crest of a wave.” -Robert Hunter

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1061 3rd St
South Lake Tahoe, CA
96150

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Monday 08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 12:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
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