Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Tahoe Resource Conservation District The Tahoe RCD promotes the conservation and improvement of the Lake Tahoe Basin’s soil, water, and related natural resources by providing leadership, information, programs, and technical assistance to all land managers, owners, and organizations.
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Happy New Year! Looks like the first week of January was a drier period. Tahoe RCD staff have used the break in the weat...
01/06/2020

Happy New Year! Looks like the first week of January was a drier period. Tahoe RCD staff have used the break in the weather to catch up on annual reporting. What did you do with the sunny weather?

📸: jdelsophotography.com

#stormwatermonitoring #science #happynewyear #tahoe

Wondering who owns those forested lots in your neighborhood?The Tahoe Living With Fire website features an interactive m...
01/04/2020

Wondering who owns those forested lots in your neighborhood?

The Tahoe Living With Fire website features an interactive map that features land ownership data down to the parcel level. You can see if land is privately, federally, county, or state owned.

Check it out and learn about the Fire Adapted Communities program at https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-involved/

Happy Holidays from the Tahoe RCD. Our office will be closed next week from December 23rd to December 27th. We hope you ...
12/19/2019

Happy Holidays from the Tahoe RCD.

Our office will be closed next week from December 23rd to December 27th. We hope you have time to get out and enjoy the snow!

Photo by: MAC Life Photos
#HappyHolidays #WeDoConservation

After a long dry summer and fall, Tahoe RCD staff have enjoyed getting back out into the field to monitor runoff from al...
12/18/2019

After a long dry summer and fall, Tahoe RCD staff have enjoyed getting back out into the field to monitor runoff from all the recent rain and snow.

Learn more about our stormwater monitoring program at https://tahoercd.org/tahoe-stormwater-monitoring/

#stormwatermonitoring #science #womeninscience #tahoe #tahoesnaps

Last week the Tahoe RCD along with The League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) and the U.S. Forest Service - Lake Ta...
12/16/2019

Last week the Tahoe RCD along with The League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) and the U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit installed a sled corral at Fallen Leaf Lake as part of the Take Care Tahoe campaign.

Sled corrals are those large orange squares you see in popular sledding areas.They are located all around the Basin and help keep plastics out of Lake Tahoe. When you're finished sledding, you can put your broken pieces or unneeded sleds in a corral and do your part to #TakeCare. Thank you to all the partners that made this happen!

Photo from Keep Tahoe Blue.

Great news! The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has announced a donation of $18,057 to the Tahoe Resource Conservatio...
11/20/2019
Donation of $18,057 goes toward wildfire risk reduction in the Tahoe Basin

Great news! The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has announced a donation of $18,057 to the Tahoe Resource Conservation District to enhance wildfire suppression capabilities on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. This donation will result in an expansion of strategic and tactical Wildfire Pre Attack Plans covering the entire Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation announced an $18,057 donation to the Tahoe Resource Conservation District to help with wildfire suppression capabilities on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. The donation will help expand Wildfire Pre Attack plans which identify critical infrastructure, vulnerable...

11/18/2019
The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership

Tahoe RCD is a proud stakeholder of the Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership, a collaborative effort to restore and protect the landscape and communities of Lake Tahoe’s west shore. The goal is to improve the resilience of this treasured American landscape to wildfire, climate change, and other growing pressures.

Check out this video to learn more: https://vimeo.com/363900733

The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership is a collaborative effort to restore and protect the landscape and communities of Lake Tahoe’s west shore. The…

Thank you Tahoe RCD restoration crews for another season of rewarding hard work! We appreciate all of your efforts. To n...
11/15/2019

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!

11/08/2019
California Tahoe Conservancy

As part of the Tahoe Conservation Partnership our land management and wildlife crews have been working hard with the California Tahoe Conservancy to restore, monitor, and care for sensitive environments in the Lake Tahoe Basin and especially in the Upper Truckee River watershed. Check out this great video highlighting their work at the former Tahoe Pines Campground site. This restoration benefits water quality, sensitive habitat, and all the communities of the Tahoe area. As we get going on the Johnson Meadow restoration project, upstream work helps the entire system. Keep up the good work!

Restoring the Upper Truckee River will help save Lake Tahoe. Our new video highlights one piece of that effort: the Tahoe Pines Restoration and Public Access Project.

The watercraft inspectors have been busy this fall preparing for winter services... and they have been busy outside the ...
11/06/2019

The watercraft inspectors have been busy this fall preparing for winter services... and they have been busy outside the office too. Thank you, inspectors, for another awesome boating season protecting Lake Tahoe from aquatic invasive species! End of season staff celebration with bowling and Escape Tahoe shenanigans!
@TahoeBoating @TahoeKeepers

Join us tonight for a community workshop to discuss restoration options for Pomin Park and Polaris Creek in Tahoe City!
11/05/2019

Join us tonight for a community workshop to discuss restoration options for Pomin Park and Polaris Creek in Tahoe City!

TONIGHT! You are invited to a community workshop, November 5 from 5:30-7:30pm, at North Tahoe High School 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 include Tahoe Resource Conservation District, California State Parks, Placer County, Tahoe City Public Utility District and California Tahoe Conservancy.

More info: https://tahoercd.org/pomin-park-polaris-creek-project/

Join us on Tuesday in a community workshop from 5:30-7:30pm at North Tahoe High School to discuss restoration options fo...
11/01/2019

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/

Happy Halloween from Tahoe RCD! Staff and office dogs wore their best costumes and celebrated with a potluck and costume...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from Tahoe RCD! Staff and office dogs wore their best costumes and celebrated with a potluck and costume contest 👻🎃🧛‍♀️

Thanks to the California Tahoe Conservancy for joining us!

Thank you for the nomination. We appreciate the support from the community! Please take a moment to vote for this year’s...
10/31/2019
Tahoe Chamber

Thank you for the nomination. We appreciate the support from the community! Please take a moment to vote for this year’s Tallac Achievement Award by the Tahoe Chamber.

#wedoconservation #JohnsonMeadow #UpperTruckeeRiver

🗳 Cast your vote NOW for this year's Tallac Achievement Award winner! The deadline for voting is Nov. 4th!

This award honors an exemplary business, recreation or infrastructure project that revitalizes or enhances the economy and community of the South Shore!

Vote now 👇

City of South Lake Tahoe Government | Tahoe Resource Conservation District | Tahoe Arts Project

Follow Lake Tahoe Boat Inspections to stay up to date with boat ramp and inspection station closures during the holiday ...
10/29/2019

Follow Lake Tahoe Boat Inspections to stay up to date with boat ramp and inspection station closures during the holiday season. The inspection program is now on Facebook and Twitter @TahoeBoating.

Thanks for joining Keep Tahoe Blue's Citizen Science Celebration at Himmel Haus! Read about the volunteer work completed...
10/29/2019
Eyes on the Lake volunteers protect from aquatic invaders; celebration tonight | Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Thanks for joining Keep Tahoe Blue's Citizen Science Celebration at Himmel Haus! Read about the volunteer work completed along the Upper Truckee River this year.
With the help of Tahoe Keepers and Eyes on the Lake volunteers like you, we can work together to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.

Tahoe RCD in the News: a newspaper article featuring partner organizations and agencies coming together to help conserve the Upper Truckee River watershed. Tahoe RCD staff participated in a volunteer survey to collect presence/absence data of aquatic invasive plants along the upper reach of the Uppe...

A toast to our seasonal outreach staff! We appreciate all that you do to help spread conservation and stewardship educat...
10/26/2019

A toast to our seasonal outreach staff! We appreciate all that you do to help spread conservation and stewardship education. Thank you for being a part of the team!
#TahoeRCD #WeDoConservation

Thanks for joining in another fun fall day at the Truckee River Day & Fair with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships ...
10/23/2019

Thanks for joining in another fun fall day at the Truckee River Day & Fair with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships and Truckee River Watershed Council! We designed our own fish with adaptations for survival and demonstrated a boat inspection for aquatic invasive plants.

#TruckeeRiver #AquaticInvasiveSpecies

Join us in a community workshop on November 5th at North Tahoe High School from 5:30-7:30pm to discuss restoration optio...
10/17/2019

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/

This Sunday is the Truckee River Day and Fair with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships and Truckee River Watershed C...
10/16/2019

This Sunday is the Truckee River Day and Fair with Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships and Truckee River Watershed Council. In the morning, restoration volunteers will be working to plant seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, and more. Join in the celebration afterward from 1:00 to 4:00pm at Granite Flat Campground. Visit our booth at the fair for hands-on activities about fish adaptations for survival and how to prevent the spread of #aquaticinvasivespecies. Don't miss the native fish release at 3:00pm! For more information visit https://takecaretahoe.org/events/truckee-river-day-fair/

10/15/2019

Are you interested in citizen science opportunities at Lake Tahoe? Join us on Thursday for a celebration at Himmel Haus from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Learn about the Tahoe Keepers stewardship program, partnering with Keep Tahoe Blue's Eyes on the Lake Program, and the amazing volunteer restoration work completed this fall at Johnson Meadow. Dinner, drinks provided and live music by Soul Panda. Free to attend.
https://www.facebook.com/events/492440254640620/

Last Friday, Tahoe Expedition Academy students joined RCD staff at Johnson Meadow. They learned about the current health...
10/11/2019

Last Friday, Tahoe Expedition Academy students joined RCD staff at Johnson Meadow. They learned about the current health of the meadow, the historical uses, and the steps necessary to restore this vital wildlife habitat. Students observed native western pearlshell mussels living in the Upper Truckee River and learned how the Tahoe Keepers stewardship program works to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. This marks the first student field trip to Johnson Meadow, sharing the story of conservation and restoration work with the next generation in our local community.

It's prescribed fire season in Tahoe. Fire has been a natural part of Tahoe's environment for thousands of years and man...
10/09/2019

It's prescribed fire season in Tahoe. Fire has been a natural part of Tahoe's environment for thousands of years and many of the plants growing here have adaptations to survive and thrive in the presence of frequent fires. Prescribed fire is a tool used by forest managers to reintroduce fire into the landscape. Low-intensity fire is not only good for the forests, it reduces the buildup of pine needles, woody debris and shrubs. This in turn reduces the likelihood of a high severity wildfire.

Visit the Tahoe Living With Fire website to view a map of prescribed fires that are in progress at Lake Tahoe: https://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/get-informed/

Photo credit: Mike Vollmer

Thank you Lake Tahoe watercraft inspectors for another awesome boating season! Inspectors examined nearly 8,000 vessels,...
10/04/2019

Thank you Lake Tahoe watercraft inspectors for another awesome boating season! Inspectors examined nearly 8,000 vessels, 50% of them arrived Clean, Drained, and Dry. Vigilance is required to protect Lake Tahoe's waters from new exposures to invasive species.

Read more:
https://tahoercd.org/2019/09/watercraft-inspection-stations-closing-for-the-season/

#LakeTahoe #AquaticInvasiveSpecies #TahoeBoatInspections

Happy New Water Year! In the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, much of the precipitation in the fall/winter season falls...
10/01/2019

Happy New Water Year!

In the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, much of the precipitation in the fall/winter season falls as snow. Snow acts as a giant reservoir that holds the snow until spring snowmelt occurs. Hydrologists therefore define a water year as Oct 1 – Sept 30 so the fall/winter precipitation and spring runoff occur within the same year
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Our Stormwater Monitoring Program is going into its 7th year of monitoring and we are excited for what the new water year may bring! We monitor sediment and nutrients going into the Lake to determine whether stormwater quality is getting better, worse, or staying the same with all the environmental improvement projects being built. To learn more about our program, visit our website https://tahoercd.org/tahoe-stormwater-monitoring/.

Cheers to a new year of stormwater monitoring!

Attention Boaters! Starting tomorrow, 10/1/2019, all inspection services are offered at the winter season locations: Lak...
09/30/2019

Attention Boaters! Starting tomorrow, 10/1/2019, all inspection services are offered at the winter season locations: Lake Forest and Cave Rock launch ramps. Hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., daily, weather permitting.
TahoeBoatInspections.com

For more updates on inspection station and launch ramp closures, give Lake Tahoe Boat Inspections a like and follow on Facebook and Twitter at @TahoeBoating.

Thank you Tahoe City Public Utility District for the shoutout and your partnership in protecting Lake Tahoe from the thr...
09/27/2019

Thank you Tahoe City Public Utility District for the shoutout and your partnership in protecting Lake Tahoe from the threat of Aquatic Invasive Species.

This week is Special District's Week. Districts Make the Difference in Lake Tahoe.

#WeDoConservation #LakeTahoe Lake Tahoe Boat Inspections

Did you know? Tahoe Resource Conservation District was formed in 1974 and is one of the 91 RCDs in California helping to protect land, water, forests, wildlife, and other natural resources. Tahoe RCD annually partners with the Tahoe City Public Utility District at Tahoe City’s Lake Forest Boat Ramp to administer boat inspections and aquatic invasive species prevention efforts in the fall and winter, from October 1 – April 30. TCPUD is proud to partner with Tahoe RCD. Learn more about Lake Tahoe’s Watercraft Inspection Program: tahoeboatinspections.com/news-updates

Districts Make the Difference in Lake Tahoe. Stay tuned all week as we highlight our partners during Special Districts Week!

#LakeTahoe #WeDoConservation #tcpud #tahoecity #specialdistrictsweeks #districtsmakethedifference

Thanks to the over 70 volunteers that came out to the 22nd annual Fall Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Saturday at Johns...
09/25/2019

Thanks to the over 70 volunteers that came out to the 22nd annual Fall Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day on Saturday at Johnson Meadow! And a huge thank you to our partner Keep Tahoe Blue for organizing. Successes included: installing 600 willow stakes to help stabilize the banks of the Upper Truckee River; removing 138 conifers that were encroaching on the aspen grove and meadow; pulling 4,665 curly dock, 56 bull thistle, and 24 salsify (all invasive plants); and removing 20 pounds of litter as part of the #greatsierrarivercleanup.

Thank you to the amazing volunteers that came out to restore Johnson Meadow!

What was once a dull gray shipping container has been transformed into a work of art at the watercraft inspection statio...
09/25/2019
From Common Container to Masterful Mural | Tahoe Resource Conservation District

What was once a dull gray shipping container has been transformed into a work of art at the watercraft inspection station in Meyers, CA. “Nobody said fighting aquatic invasive species couldn’t also be beautiful at the same time,” said Dennis Zabaglo, manager of TRPA’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program. “This mural emphasizes our Clean, Drain, and Dry message, in a colorful way that grabs boaters attention.
#CleanDrainDry Lake Tahoe Boat Inspections

https://tahoercd.org/2019/09/from-common-container-to-masterful-mural/

Tahoe Keepers
09/21/2019

Tahoe Keepers

Attention Boaters! The Spooner Summit watercraft Inspection station is only offering Inspection services this weekend (9/21-9/22). Please be sure your watercraft is Clean, Drained and Dry prior to your inspection. For this weekend, all decontamination services are offered at the Meyers and Alpine Meadows inspection stations. For more information please visit TahoeBoatInspections.com or call 1-888-824-6267.

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The mission of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) is to promote the conservation, stewardship and knowledge of the Lake Tahoe Region’s natural resources by providing leadership and innovative environmental services to all stakeholders.

Current programs at the Tahoe RCD focus on stormwater management, fire adapted communities, invasive species control and prevention, and conservation landscaping initiatives.

The Tahoe RCD is one of nearly 3000 Conservation Districts across the country helping people to protect land, water, forests, wildlife, and related natural resources.

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