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A collection of environmental news about Tahoe, including newspaper articles, announcements and newsletters from Tahoe agencies, League press releases, and science reports. Join our RSS feed to stay informed.

Nevada and California renew partnership to preserve, enhance Lake Tahoe Region
May 14, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
CARSON CITY and SACRAMENTO – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced an agreement that renews Nevada and California's bi-state partne...
Governors' compromise preserves Tahoe Compact
May 14, 2013, Joint press release
The League to Save Lake Tahoe and Nevada Conservation League are applauding a compromise that would preserve the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, a 44-year-old agreement between the states of Nevada...
Guest Column: Do your part to be bear smart
May 13, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
Tahoe’s black bears regularly come into neighborhoods all around the lake, searching for food. With humans living in the forest, we have all become neigh-bears, creating a need to peacefully...
Runoff peaks early in another sign of drought in Tahoe area
May 4, 2013, Reno Gazette Journal
The water trickling from a melting mountain snowpack and into the area’s rivers and streams has apparently reached its peak, with that peak coming early and looking nothing too impressive.In ...
Ward Creek restoration a win for environment, park lovers
May 2, 2013, Sierra Sun
Anyone standing on the new wood-planked boardwalk surrounded by the lush, green meadow dotted with yellow flowers within Ward Creek Park would have been standing in a water-entrenched trail this...
Forest managers: Burn it to save it in Sierra
May 2, 2013, Reno Gazette Journal
There could be more fires burning in the hills this year, and that’s a good thing.From the forested terrain north of Reno south to the California line and beyond, crews with the U.S. Forest...
TRPA withdrawal discussed by local governments
Apr 30, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Efforts by both California and Nevada that could unravel decades of bi-state planning at Lake Tahoe were among the items discussed at a joint meeting of the South Lake Tahoe City Council and...
Though too cold to swim, spring is perfect for paddling
Apr 29, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
With Lake Tahoe’s temperature hovering around 40 degrees, it’s a little too cold to spend much time in the water. But with the sun out and little wind, spring is a fine time to paddle...
Placer County sets dates to discuss Tahoe plans
Apr 28, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Placer County Board of Supervisors received a progress report last week about the Lake Tahoe Basin Community Plans. ...
NV Assembly likely to repeal threat to withdraw from TRPA
Apr 24, 2013, Nevada Appeal
As the Nevada Senate did Monday night, the Assembly is expected to pass legislation repealing Nevada’s threat to pull out of the bi-state Tahoe Regional Planning Agency compact. ...
20 pounds? Not too bad, for an extinct fish
Apr 24, 2013, The New York Times
PYRAMID LAKE, Nev. — For most fishermen a 20-pound trout is a trophy, but for Paiute tribe members and fish biologists here the one Matt Ceccarelli caught was a victory.That Lahontan cutthroat...
League receives $60,000 Wells Fargo grant to support volunteer programs that protect water quality
Apr 22, 2013, League press release
South Lake Tahoe, CA – The League to Save Lake Tahoe today received a grant from Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) as part of a $3 million Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities...
Lake Tahoe Basin lacks policy about beavers
Apr 21, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
No one is counting the beavers in the Lake Tahoe Basin. No one knows if the population is growing, decreasing or has stayed stagnant through the decades. No one is even managing them. ...
Forest Service announces spring 2013 recreation area opening dates
Apr 17, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will soon begin the annual process of opening recreational facilities around the Lake Tahoe Basin. ...
Editorial: Legislators should remove threat hanging over lake
Apr 13, 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal
How would Nevada lawmakers respond to a threat from another state or the federal government? ...
Mountain lions heading back to the basin
Apr 9, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
An early spring is bringing one of the Lake Tahoe Basin’s large predators up to altitude a little sooner than normal. ...
My Turn: A look into the North Tahoe community plan process, Part 2
Apr 4, 2013, Sierra Sun
This is Part Two of a four part series of articles about the Tahoe City Planning Committee’s work, part of the Placer County Planning Process currently under way. The article is written from...
Aveda Earth Month partners with the League to Keep Tahoe Blue
Apr 3, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Lake Tahoe – April is Earth Month at Aveda, and salons in the Northern California and Northern Nevada area have once again partnered with the League to Save Lake Tahoe to help raise money to...
Washoe County requests input on Tahoe Area Plan
Apr 3, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Washoe County is asking residents for their opinions to help shape the next Tahoe Area Plan by providing comments online at “Open Washoe.” The comments are ...
Making spring preparations for boating on Lake Tahoe
Apr 3, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Boating season is nearly here, so it’s time to start thinking about getting your boat prepared for the first outing. Nobody wants to spread aquatic invasive ...
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Action Alert: Nevada Senators introduce bill to "Save Lake Tahoe"
Mar 31, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Now, we have to make sure that it passes. Special interests who stand to benefit if Lake Tahoe loses its environmental protections will fight hard to stop this bill. Nevada legislators need to hear...
My Turn: A look into the North Tahoe community plan process
Mar 28, 2013, Sierra Sun
As a member of the committee that’s brainstorming for Placer County’s planning effort, I’ve heard quite a few rumors about what we’re doing and how it all works. Lots of...
The duel at the Lake
Mar 25, 2013, Capitol Weekly
A remarkable political duel is playing out over Lake Tahoe, the azure lake that for four decades has been jointly regulated by the two states that share its spectacular shoreline, California and...
South Tahoe devising plan for state line area
Mar 21, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Remove development on the lake to provide better views. Have hotels near bike-pedestrian paths. More access to public transportation. Boardwalks. More kayaking. Decrease the number of driveways at...
Join your Tahoe neighbors in planning your community
Mar 19, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Do you want a say in how tall and dense the buildings will be in your town or where open space will be created or built upon? ...
League brings awareness to Tahoe storm pipes
Mar 18, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
A whole lot of brown gunk is coming out of storm pipes that flow into Lake Tahoe. While that isn’t news, greater awareness is being brought to the issue. ...
Battling invasive species: Lahontan Reservoir launches wash stations
Mar 14, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
FALLON, Nev. — Aquatic invasive species are on notice — at not just at Lake Tahoe or Donner Lake. ...
Forest Service seeks help to stop copper thefts
Mar 13, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – Someone’s stealing copper from Forest Service facilities on the South Shore, and the agency’s turning to the public for help in stopping the costly crimes....
Tahoe's storm drain pipes catch League's attention
Mar 12, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Raising the level of discussion about dozens of storm drain pipes entering Lake Tahoe is one of the goals of a volunteer program recently established by the League to Save Lake Tahoe. ...

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