Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Tahoe Resource Conservation District 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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If you've been out to the Upper Truckee River this spring or summer you may have seen these gauges placed on the banks. ...
07/09/2020

If you've been out to the Upper Truckee River this spring or summer you may have seen these gauges placed on the banks. More commonly called “staff plates” or “staff gauges”, they help scientists monitor river surface level and better predict flooding and river behavior.

The data collected this spring and summer will help Tahoe RCD plan for future restoration.

Head on over to https://tahoercd.org/johnsonmeadow/ and sign up for the e-mail list to stay up to date about all the latest Johnson Meadow restoration and project planning news!

Wildfires are unavoidable. Being prepared isn't. It's Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month! What have you done to prepare...
07/07/2020

Wildfires are unavoidable. Being prepared isn't. It's Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month! What have you done to prepare?

Wildfires are unavoidable. Being prepared isn't. July is Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month. What have you done to prepare?

Though this summer is going to be a little different we are still looking forward to welcoming the South Lake Tahoe comm...
07/06/2020

Though this summer is going to be a little different we are still looking forward to welcoming the South Lake Tahoe community to help us get work done in Johnson Meadow!

We are working with our partners to monitor public health guidance and to create safe and healthy ways for you to get involved.

Please visit https://tahoercd.org/johnsonmeadow/ and sign up for the e-mail list to stay up to date with the latest Johnson Meadow news

Guess what? It's Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month!This year’s theme is “Fight fire with a plan” to encourage resident...
07/02/2020

Guess what? It's Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month!

This year’s theme is “Fight fire with a plan” to encourage residents and visitors to prepare their family, property and possessions now before a wildfire starts.

Some ways to plan include:

✔️ Develop a family evacuation plan.
✔️ Assemble a Go-bag and a disaster supply kit for your home and vehicle.
✔️ Create and maintain defensible space around homes.
✔️ Sign up for emergency notifications for residents and visitors and stay informed.
✔️ Reduce the threat of wildfire by learning about embers and how to harden your home.

Read more here: https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/…/fight-fire-with-a-pl…/

Tahoe RCD is hiring watercraft inspectors to start immediately at $16/hour. Please see link below for more information.
06/25/2020

Tahoe RCD is hiring watercraft inspectors to start immediately at $16/hour. Please see link below for more information.

Tahoe RCD is looking for seasonal positions for the summer! Individuals with drive and a passion for the environment should all apply. Whether you are environmentally focused or mechanically minded, looking to start or develop your career, or just looking for a summer job in beautiful Lake Tahoe, we welcome you to come be a part of our team. Multiple positions available, mostly on the North shore.
To learn more and apply, visit https://tahoercd.org/employment-and-internships-opportunities/

Did you know that we are planning a #restoration project in Johnson Meadow? One of the most important parts of the proce...
06/25/2020

Did you know that we are planning a #restoration project in Johnson Meadow?

One of the most important parts of the process is your involvement. We are starting the public outreach process and want to hear from you!

Please head over to https://tahoercd.org/johnsonmeadow/ to sign up for the e-mail list and learn more.

#WeDoConservation

Forestry crews in partnership with California Tahoe Conservancy will begin work this week. Check out their group photo d...
06/01/2020

Forestry crews in partnership with California Tahoe Conservancy will begin work this week. Check out their group photo demonstrating social distancing!

To ensure everyone's health, please do not approach crew members in the field. Instead, call the Conservancy main line at (530) 543-5580 or email [email protected].

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].

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) demonstrated a great example of inter-agency collaboration via their annual worksho...
05/14/2020

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) demonstrated a great example of inter-agency collaboration via their annual workshop today.

They discussed how agencies are addressing the challenges of #COVID, how to increase workforce capacity in the basin, and the future of forestry, wildfire prevention and preparedness at Lake Tahoe.

Shout out to the incredible agencies working together to protect Tahoe communities from #wildfire!

#ThrowbackThursday to 2017, our biggest precipitation year on record. Our staff was grateful to have the help of some he...
04/30/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to 2017, our biggest precipitation year on record. Our staff was grateful to have the help of some heavy machinery to move the berm on top of our monitoring site.

#stormwatermonitoring #science #womeninscience #prayforsnow

Happy #EarthDay from Johnson Meadow! Do you know how meadows in urban environments help protect Lake Tahoe? The rain and...
04/22/2020

Happy #EarthDay from Johnson Meadow!

Do you know how meadows in urban environments help protect Lake Tahoe?

The rain and snow that falls within the Lake Tahoe Basin flows overland and underground to creeks and streams that discharge into the lake.

Runoff that flows through an undisturbed watershed passes through the watershed’s soil, plants, and organisms that act as a natural purification system.

Acquisition of environmentally sensitive land (meadows, creeks and streams) ensures they are protected from future development so they can continue to provide the natural hydrologic function of Lake Tahoe's watersheds.

Now more than ever, please Leave No Trace. #TakeCareTahoe #TahoeRCD #WeDoConservation
04/17/2020

Now more than ever, please Leave No Trace. #TakeCareTahoe #TahoeRCD #WeDoConservation

#ThrowbackThursday to 2016 processing samples in the lab.  We analyze our samples for the main pollutants of concern in ...
04/16/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to 2016 processing samples in the lab. We analyze our samples for the main pollutants of concern in Lake Tahoe – Fine Sediment Particles (particles smaller than the width of a human hair), Total Nitrogen, and Total Phosphorus. It’s all part of the effort to #keeptahoeblue!
#womeninscience #stormwatermonitoring #science”

Looking for a fun and distracting task to help you prepare for #wildfire? Make a home inventory list! A home inventory l...
04/16/2020
How to Use the Time Indoors: Weekly Tip #4

Looking for a fun and distracting task to help you prepare for #wildfire? Make a home inventory list!

A home inventory list keeps record of your family's personal items and can help you effectively process an insurance claim after a wildfire. Read more below, and don't forget to subscribe 👇✔️

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Meet Tahoma!  We’ve been monitoring Tahoma since 2014. Runoff to this site comes from El Dorado County, Placer County, a...
04/13/2020

Meet Tahoma! We’ve been monitoring Tahoma since 2014. Runoff to this site comes from El Dorado County, Placer County, and Caltrans Right-Of-Way. Our staff enjoy site visits here, because the views are so beautiful.

Tahoe RCD staff have been practicing #socialdistancing while still meeting once a week for a Zoom check-in. Despite the ...
04/09/2020

Tahoe RCD staff have been practicing #socialdistancing while still meeting once a week for a Zoom check-in. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, staff are working hard to get #conservation work done.

It’s okay to go out, but stay close to  home... and far from everyone else.  #TakeCareTahoe #TahoeRCD #WeDoConservation
04/08/2020

It’s okay to go out, but stay close to home... and far from everyone else. #TakeCareTahoe #TahoeRCD #WeDoConservation

Although the trail systems along the Upper Truckee River in Johnson Meadow remain open, we ask that you respect others b...
04/03/2020

Although the trail systems along the Upper Truckee River in Johnson Meadow remain open, we ask that you respect others by keeping a 6-ft distance, leaving no trace (or germs), and recreating locally and responsibly. Thank you! #StayLocal

Photo credit: Tom Zikas
www.tomzikas.com

Six feet, please. Even outdoors. Please take care on trails and in parking lots too.  #TakeCareTahoe #TahoeRCD #WeDoCons...
04/03/2020

Six feet, please. Even outdoors. Please take care on trails and in parking lots too. #TakeCareTahoe #TahoeRCD #WeDoConservation

Looking for ways to spend time indoors? The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities will be sending weekly tips via em...
03/24/2020

Looking for ways to spend time indoors?

The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities will be sending weekly tips via email on how to prepare for wildfire at home. Stay tuned, the first tip comes out tomorrow!

Subscribe to Tahoe Network of FAC here: https://visitor.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001Xg64TI91muUY_ez1E6uFifOkMeJJBHy81aARP2PZWDR3UxWeOtG2bPjJIlNBnTF7SI0LwFS5nwv6D49LxYm4AKjYr3Ls4zDz_Wtkgq0Ff_h_9UV9vAM2K--9C09TcuygOdRNVnVW7PUJOt-hMsetdDrzSx8Ip3hJjNmwR6RXPaQ_D1EdFeohD5JsMBbuyGwBY5T6ZP6GAbQ%3D

For the protection of our staff and our community, Tahoe RCD's office is closed to the public, until further notice. Sta...
03/17/2020

For the protection of our staff and our community, Tahoe RCD's office is closed to the public, until further notice. Staff are working remotely and are available by phone or email to assist our partners and the community.

We will continue to closely monitor the threat and impact of COVID-19 on our community and operations as more information becomes available from Federal, State and local officials.

Photography by: jdelsophotography.com

03/06/2020
Tahoe Living With Fire

After a close call in the Golden Bear neighborhood, two South Lake Tahoe residents took action to help prepare their community for wildfire.

Golden Bear worked closely with our Fire Adapted Communities program, along with many other agencies, and was awarded a Firewise USA ® certification from The National Fire Protection Association - Only the 2nd designation at Lake Tahoe!

Learn more about how your Lake Tahoe neighborhood can prepare for wildfire: https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/

After a close call in the Golden Bear neighborhood, two South Lake Tahoe residents, Patti Assayag and Donarae Reynolds, took action to help prepare their community for wildfire.

A year and a half later, Golden Bear was awarded a Firewise USA ® certification from The National Fire Protection Association - Only the 2nd designation at Lake Tahoe!

Great news! Tahoe RCD’s Johnson Meadow Restoration project is being highlighted by the California Department of Fish and...
02/21/2020
Johnson Meadow Acquisition, Upper Truckee River

Great news! Tahoe RCD’s Johnson Meadow Restoration project is being highlighted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. In the spring of 2018 Tahoe RCD, with assistance from CDFW, California Tahoe Conservancy, Tahoe Fund, and other partners, acquired the 206-acre meadow property.

Johnson Meadow is located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe and is an important piece of the Upper Truckee River system. Tahoe RCD is working hard to enhance habitat, meadow function, recreation and access on this crucial piece of land. We are just getting started on this exciting project! Please stay tuned to learn about ways you can be involved and help us care for this important Tahoe treasure.

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/bf5d74105bf241d58d63209969473333

Protecting Land in the Lake Tahoe Basin with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Proposition 1 Grants Program

Heads up, our office will be closed Monday, February 17th in honor of President's Day. Have a great long weekend! #Happy...
02/14/2020

Heads up, our office will be closed Monday, February 17th in honor of President's Day.

Have a great long weekend!
#HappyPresidentsDay #WeDoConversation

Photo by: MAC Life Photos

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job working outdoors in beautiful Lake Tahoe this summer?The Tahoe Conse...
02/13/2020
Employment and Internships

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job working outdoors in beautiful Lake Tahoe this summer?

The Tahoe Conservation Partnership is now #hiring field staff for the 2020 field season! We are looking for hard-working, enthusiastic, environmentally-focused crew members and leaders to help implement forestry, restoration, and land management projects throughout the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

To learn more and apply, visit https://tahoercd.org/employment-and-internships-opportunities/

Meet Pasadena, one of our longest running stormwater monitoring sites.  We’ve been monitoring Pasadena since 2014.  Pasa...
02/07/2020

Meet Pasadena, one of our longest running stormwater monitoring sites. We’ve been monitoring Pasadena since 2014. Pasadena is one of our prettier sites, so we often take educational groups here to talk about stormwater monitoring. Our staff always enjoy site visits here, because the views are so beautiful.

Great news! The Golden Bear neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe has officially been recognized as a Firewise USA® site by t...
02/05/2020

Great news! The Golden Bear neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe has officially been recognized as a Firewise USA® site by the National Fire Protection Association, making them the first South Lake Tahoe neighborhood to do so.

"The Golden Bear Community established neighborhood leaders that partnered with Lake Valley Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District to complete stringent criteria in order to participate in the Firewise USA® program and prepare their community for wildfire.

"When asked why the neighborhood wanted to become a Firewise USA® community, resident Steve Martenson replied 'during red flag conditions a house on Lodgepole Trail caught fire. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire and prevent spread to the neighboring homes and vegetation, but it was a wakeup call. It made us realize that there is more that we can do without relying on local heroes. We wanted to know how we could help ourselves'”.

Learn more here: https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/press-releases/golden-bear-community-earns-first-south-lake-tahoe-firewise-usa-designation/

Tahoe RCD is #hiring seasonal positions for the summer! Individuals with drive and a passion for the environment should ...
02/04/2020
Employment and Internships

Tahoe RCD is #hiring seasonal positions for the summer! Individuals with drive and a passion for the environment should all apply. Whether you are environmentally focused or mechanically minded, looking to start or develop your career, or just looking for a summer job in beautiful Lake Tahoe, we welcome you to come be a part of our team. Positions available around the lake.
To learn more and apply, visit https://tahoercd.org/employment-and-internships-opportunities/

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 shows 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.

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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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