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.

07/29/2020
Tahoe Pines Restoration Update

The Conservancy is restoring the 8.1-acre site of the former Tahoe Pines Campground. Check out our video, and then learn more about our work to create new wetlands, restore habitat, and build a new accessible-to-all trail at this special property on the Upper Truckee River, Lake Tahoe’s largest tributary: tahoe.ca.gov/tahoe-pines.

07/28/2020
The Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) and the post COVID-19 Economy.

From our friends at the Sierra Nevada Conservancy: Restoring Sierra Nevada forests can also help improve the economic resilience of the the region’s rural communities

The WIP is a large-scale restoration program designed to restore the health of California’s primary watershed and create resilient Sierra Nevada communities....

07/23/2020
Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Update - July 23,2020

At the Upper Truckee Marsh, the Conservancy is preparing to separate an artificial lagoon from the adjacent marina, the first key step in creating new wetlands in an area that was heavily reshaped by the 1950s-60s creation of the Tahoe Keys neighborhood. Learn more: tahoe.ca.gov/upper-truckee-marsh

The California State Library, in partnership with the Conservancy and other state grantmaking agencies, has launched the...
07/17/2020

The California State Library, in partnership with the Conservancy and other state grantmaking agencies, has launched the California Grants Portal – your one destination to find all state grant and loan opportunities provided on a first-come or competitive basis. Visit grants.ca.gov to find funding opportunities for you and your community. #FindYourCAGovGrant #CAGrantsPortal

07/17/2020
South Tahoe Greenway Construction

Progress! El Dorado County’s contractor for the South Tahoe Greenway today installed the new Trout Creek bridge and began paving the section along Barbara Ave. The Conservancy is proud to be supporting this important trail, which will link up South Lake Tahoe neighborhoods and Lake Tahoe Community College, and eventually provide the backbone for non-motorized travel on the south shore.

El Dorado County, CA - Government

Please join the California Natural Resources Agency at 12:30 p.m. today for an important conversation on that traces the...
07/15/2020

Please join the California Natural Resources Agency at 12:30 p.m. today for an important conversation on that traces the history of systemic & institutional racism & the ongoing impacts today. This Speaker Series will also provide context & observations on the Black Lives Matter movement. For more information on how to watch live visit https://resources.ca.gov/About-Us/Secretary-Speaker-Series

Happy Birthday @TahoeFund! Thanks for ten years of supporting projects that help protect the national treasure that is L...
07/14/2020
A Decade of Devotion - Tahoe Quarterly

Happy Birthday @TahoeFund! Thanks for ten years of supporting projects that help protect the national treasure that is Lake Tahoe.

As the world emerges into new phases of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, people are going to need places like Tahoe. Alongside the orders to stay at home, the World Health Organization recommends that people get outside. Marty Makary, a professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins School of Public....

Construction is underway at the Upper Truckee Marsh in South Lake Tahoe. The Conservancy is restoring more than 250 acre...
07/09/2020

Construction is underway at the Upper Truckee Marsh in South Lake Tahoe. The Conservancy is restoring more than 250 acres of the Lake Tahoe Basin’s largest wetland to improve wildlife habitat and protect water quality entering Lake Tahoe. https://tahoe.ca.gov/upper-truckee-marsh/

This is a great opportunity for agencies and businesses to make it easier for people to get around Tahoe by bike!
07/07/2020

This is a great opportunity for agencies and businesses to make it easier for people to get around Tahoe by bike!

Thanks to generous support from the Tahoe Fund, we're bringing back the Bike Rack Program! Learn more at https://www.tahoebike.org/racks/

Want to join a great team working to protect and restore a national treasure? The California Tahoe Conservancy is hiring...
07/06/2020

Want to join a great team working to protect and restore a national treasure? The California Tahoe Conservancy is hiring for an Office Coordinator. Learn more: tahoe.ca.gov/jobs

Be fire smart! If you find yourself enjoying July Fourth weekend at a California Tahoe Conservancy beach, please remembe...
06/30/2020

Be fire smart! If you find yourself enjoying July Fourth weekend at a California Tahoe Conservancy beach, please remember that #campfires, grills, #fireworks, smoking and other fire hazards are never allowed. (No alcohol too). Conservancy staff and California Highway Patrol officers monitor Conservancy properties.

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board will meet online today starting at 9:30 a.m. Find the meeting agenda and details ...
06/25/2020

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board will meet online today starting at 9:30 a.m. Find the meeting agenda and details on how to participate in the virtual meeting: tahoe.ca.gov/board-meeting-june-25-2020/

📸: Nick Spannagel

Conservancy GIS Analyst Dan Mendoza is putting his FAA drone pilot license to work. This morning Dan ran some tests for ...
06/24/2020

Conservancy GIS Analyst Dan Mendoza is putting his FAA drone pilot license to work. This morning Dan ran some tests for the many flights he’ll pilot as part of monitoring for the Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Project. https://tahoe.ca.gov/upper-truckee-marsh/

Reminder: the California Tahoe Conservancy Board meets online this Thursday. Get all the details on the Conservancy webs...
06/23/2020

Reminder: the California Tahoe Conservancy Board meets online this Thursday. Get all the details on the Conservancy website: tahoe.ca.gov/board-meeting-june-25-2020/

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board meets virtually next Thursday, June 25, to consider potential grants on climate c...
06/19/2020

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board meets virtually next Thursday, June 25, to consider potential grants on climate change, forest health, and public access improvements in the Lake Tahoe Basin. All meeting materials are now available online: tahoe.ca.gov/board-meeting-june-25-2020/

This is great news. The new forestry degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College will help build the workforce to res...
06/18/2020
LTCC gets grant to develop 1st of its kind forestry program

This is great news. The new forestry degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College will help build the workforce to restore California’s forests and make our landscapes more resilient to climate change.

The fragility of the Tahoe Basin’s economy has perhaps never been more on display than during the ongoing pandemic.Jobs in the hospitality industry, many of them seasonal and low

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board will meet online on June 25. The meeting agenda and details on how to join the me...
06/16/2020

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board will meet online on June 25. The meeting agenda and details on how to join the meeting are now available online: tahoe.ca.gov/board-meeting-june-25-2020/

06/12/2020

The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change
-Klaus Meine

#FridayFeeling

Clarity of Lake Tahoe decreased 8 feet in 2019 due to several factors
06/11/2020
Clarity of Lake Tahoe decreased 8 feet in 2019 due to several factors

Clarity of Lake Tahoe decreased 8 feet in 2019 due to several factors

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. - Scientists and researchers have been watching the clarity of Lake Tahoe for decades, rejoicing when one can see almost 100 feet down into the iconic body of water, sadness when clarity drops to record levels. The clarity of the lake is an important indicator of the changing...

Join CAL FIRE, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, the Conservancy and other partners next week for a public meeting a...
06/11/2020

Join CAL FIRE, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, the Conservancy and other partners next week for a public meeting about an effort to address long-term #forest management to reduce the risk of catastrophic #wildfire while improving forest health.

CALFIRE has developed a program to address long-term #forest management to reduce the risk of catastrophic #wildfire while improving forest health. Join us for a public meeting via Zoom at 5:30pm on June 17, 2020. Go to https://www.ntfire.net/tahoe-pteir to learn more!

Don’t miss this opportunity for a free virtual screening of Wilder than Wild and a chance to ask Tahoe fire experts ques...
06/09/2020

Don’t miss this opportunity for a free virtual screening of Wilder than Wild and a chance to ask Tahoe fire experts questions about wildfire.

Want to learn about wildfire in Western landscapes and get a chance to talk with local fire district and forest management representatives?

Join the Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities for a FREE virtual screening of Wilder Than Wild: Forests, Fire, and the Future.

Watch virtually through the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema from June 5th - June 11th: https://tahoearthauscinema.com/shows/wilder-than-wild/

AND join our Zoom Q&A panel on June 11th at 5:00pm.
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtduCuqTouGN25enZfF6_N5ZaXiFuM5uEh.

The screening of Wilder Than Wild is FREE thanks to sponsorship from the Tahoe Fund.

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board will meet online on June 25. In the weeks ahead, we will post information about t...
06/05/2020

The California Tahoe Conservancy Board will meet online on June 25. In the weeks ahead, we will post information about the meeting, and how the public can participate, to the Conservancy website: https://tahoe.ca.gov/board-meeting-june-25-2020/

The Tahoe Bike Challenge is underway! Community members can sign up for the month-long friendly competition to see who c...
06/04/2020
Tahoe Daily Tribune

The Tahoe Bike Challenge is underway! Community members can sign up for the month-long friendly competition to see who can record the most rides.

Get on your bike and ride during June for Tahoe Bike Challenge.

Illegal and unattended campfires cause over 90 percent of wildfires in the Lake Tahoe Basin. It’s up to all of us to be ...
06/03/2020

Illegal and unattended campfires cause over 90 percent of wildfires in the Lake Tahoe Basin. It’s up to all of us to be extra fire safe this year.

Year-round and seasonal fire restrictions are in effect for National Forest lands in the Tahoe Basin.

Campfires and charcoal are only allowed within metal fire rings in developed campgrounds with an onsite host.

Read the fire restriction forest order at https://go.usa.gov/xVDZw. #FireRestrictions

06/02/2020

Watch our new video to learn about our effort to address some of the past century’s biggest mistakes at Tahoe. The Conservancy has launched the largest wetland restoration in the history of the Lake Tahoe Basin: the Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Project.

06/02/2020
Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration

Watch our new video to learn about our effort to address some of the past century’s biggest mistakes at Tahoe. The Conservancy has launched the largest wetland restoration in the history of the Lake Tahoe Basin: the Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Project.

In partnership with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, a new forestry crew is starting work for the Conservancy t...
06/01/2020

In partnership with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, a new forestry crew is starting work for the Conservancy this week. To ensure everyone’s health, please do not approach crew members in the field with questions or comments. Instead, phone the Conservancy main line at (530) 542-5580 or email us at [email protected].

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” -Rache...
05/27/2020

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
-Rachel Carson

Camas flowers in Washoe Meadows State Park. #HappyBirthdayRachelCarson #WednesdayWisdom

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