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South Lake Tahoe City Council balks at plastic bag ban
Jan 22, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
South Lake Tahoe will likely not be among the growing number of cities hoping to reduce the usage of disposable plastic bags. Each of the three city council members at Tuesday's meeting voiced...
Overturn SB271 so Tahoe's communities can move forward
Jan 21, 2013, Reno Gazette-Journal
This piece first appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal.Growing up in Tahoe was idealistic. I spent my summer days on the lake and winter afternoons on the slopes. As I grew older, I grew to understand...
Lake Tahoe boating fee discussion this week, changes possible
Jan 21, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Lake Tahoe boaters aren't likely to see additional fees in 2013 for required inspections for invasive species, but could see shorter hours of operation at area inspection stations.The Tahoe Regional...
Bear aversion study under way at Lake Tahoe
Jan 16, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Bears are smart animals. They learn where easy food is, but they can also learn they aren’t wanted in houses, dumpsters or vehicles. ...
After years of discord, California and Nevada agree on Tahoe development
Jan 13, 2013, The New York Times
Lake Tahoe can be as smooth as glass, but the politics of land-use planning along the lake’s 72-mile shoreline are some of the most contentious and muddled in the country.“We’re very...
Storms brew over crawfish
Jan 12, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Tahoe Lobster Co., the first commercial fishing operation to come to Lake Tahoe since the 1930s, drew national attention, but it's also worried some regional outfitters who say fish like the trout and...
Climate change threatens Tahoe's snow levels, lake clarity
Jan 12, 2013, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Climate change could profoundly affect the Tahoe area, scientists say, taking the snow out of the mountains and the blue out of the water. ...
Asian clam control project takes shape in Emerald Bay
Jan 11, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
This story first appeared in the League's Fall 2012 newsletter.Asian clams have taken hold at the mouth of Lake Tahoe’s picturesque Emerald Bay, and a team from the Lake Tahoe Aquatic...
Tahoe emerges from the time capsule
Jan 11, 2013, Moonshine Ink
Tahoe’s new regional plan can be viewed many ways — an act of self-preservation, a pendulum swing in planning, a plea for private investment. But what it seeks to do is indisputable &mdash...
The evolution of a Regional Plan Update
Jan 11, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
This story first appeared in the League's Fall 2012 newsletter.Regional planning is likely high on your list of significant activities, especially if you are the outdoorsy type who can’t wait to...
Guest Column: Moving forward after the Regional Plan Update
Jan 11, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
This piece originally appeared in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.LAKE TAHOE — Growing up in Tahoe was idealistic. I spent my summer days on the lake and winter afternoons on the slopes, gazing at...
Scientist: Consumers have role in climate change; forecast for Tahoe bleak because of less snow
Jan 11, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
STATELINE – While China was the No. 1 fossil fuel emitting country in 2011, what is missing from most conversations is who is consuming all the goods that country is producing. ...
Judge blocks expansion at Tahoe's Homewood ski resort
Jan 8, 2013, Sacramento Bee
A dramatic expansion of a ski resort in the community of Homewood on Lake Tahoe's west shore has been blocked by a Sacramento federal judge. ...
Ski with a ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort
Jan 8, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. --The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit invites you to Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort.  Ski with a Ranger interpretive tours begin...
Tahoe in Depth
Jan 6, 2013, TRPA, US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife, Nevada State Lands
TRPA has delivered its new environmental journal to mailboxes throughout Tahoe.Read the first issue.
Huge brown trout pulled from lake
Jan 6, 2013, San Francisco Chronicle
One of the biggest brown trout in history at Lake Tahoe, just 5 ounces from the lake record, was landed last weekend amid a proliferation of giant fish at the south end of the lake.A month ago,...
State changes plans for golf course
Jan 1, 2013, Tahoe Mountain News
California State Parks has released layout for the Washoe Meadows State Park/Lake Tahoe Golf Course project. Cyndie Walck, engineering geologist for the California Department of Parks and Recreation...
New Lake Tahoe plan to allow higher density development
Dec 26, 2012, Los Angeles Times
Lake Tahoe towns will grow taller and denser under a new regional plan that supporters hope will quell a rebellion by Nevada against land use regulations that have restricted development in the basin....
TRPA expands Lake Tahoe crawfish harvest
Dec 21, 2012, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
As many as seven commercial crawfish harvesting operations could be up and running at Lake Tahoe in 2013.The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency approved permits for four crawfish harvesting start-ups at a...
Boards approve transportation plan for Tahoe that would cut greenhouse gases
Dec 20, 2012, Reno Gazette Journal
Lake Tahoe boards have approved a transportation plan that brings Lake Tahoe into compliance with greenhouse gas rules, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announced Wednesday.“Mobility 2035,...
CTC looking at how best to manage its lands
Dec 17, 2012, Lake Tahoe News
In a meeting that was more about reports than decision-making, the California Tahoe Conservancy board was updated last week about the Upper Truckee Marsh, lands the state agency owns and what the...
Scientists worry about long-term effects of changing levels of algae, oxygen in Lake Tahoe
Dec 16, 2012, Lake Tahoe News
INCLINE VILLAGE – In the last four years the amount of algae found in Lake Tahoe has dramatically increased. Why? Scientists are still trying to figure that out. Cells that are 5, 6, 7 micron...
Nevada begins bike trail to connect around Lake Tahoe
Dec 13, 2012, Capital Public radio
The first mile of bike trail on the Nevada-side of the lake stretches from Stateline on the south shore north toward Nevada beach.  Carl Hasty with the Tahoe Transportation District says a recent...
League supports finalizing Tahoe's regional plan
Dec 12, 2012, League press release
Statement of Darcie Goodman-Collins, PhD, Executive Director: “The League has played an active and positive role in the Regional Plan Update process over the past months. We feel that...
TRPA passes Regional Plan Update
Dec 12, 2012, Tahoe Daily Tribune
California and Nevada reached a historic agreement over Lake Tahoe this week with the passage of an extensive plan designed to shape development at the lake for years to come.The Tahoe Regional...
TRPA Governing Board approves future development
Dec 12, 2012, KTVN Channel 2 News
The governing board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has voted to approve the new Regional Plan for the Lake Tahoe basin. ...
TERC Winter 2013 Newsletter
Dec 10, 2012, UC Davis
This additon of the Tahoe Environmental Research Center's winter newsletter features the "floating robots" experiement that is tracking Lake Tahoe's currents; an update on the work being done this...
Insight: Tahoe's new plan
Dec 10, 2012, Capital Public radio
On December 12th, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will vote on the adoption of a new Regional Plan. It's the first big overhaul to the original 1987 bi-state plan governing the Lake Tahoe basin and...
NV Secretary of State: TRPA withdrawal bill did its job, should be rescinded
Dec 10, 2012, Sierra Sun
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Secretary of State Ross Miller issued a statement Friday saying the legislation threatening withdrawal from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency should be rescinded.Miller ...
Vision of Tahoe outlined in plan
Dec 8, 2012, Reno Gazette Journal
Years of effort are coming to a head as Lake Tahoe land-use regulators consider a sweeping blueprint to guide development and environmental protection measures for decades to come. ...

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