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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.

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. ...
New Nevada bill would thwart divorce of Tahoe planning agency
Mar 12, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
LAKE TAHOE — Nevada legislators introduced a bill Monday to repeal an effort to pull the state out of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. ...
South Shore trying to unchain itself from economic blight
Mar 6, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
For years, people on the South Shore have gathered to give voice to what they want their community to evolve into. Tuesday night was another opportunity to do more of the same. ...
Douglas County plotting course to be recreation oriented community at Tahoe
Mar 4, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
STATELINE – Outdoor fun and buildings that match the natural beauty are the goals of Douglas County’s South Shore Area Plan. ...
Editorial: Progress is reason to stay in TRPA
Mar 3, 2013, Reno Gazette Journal
Even as the arguments over an update to the Lake Tahoe regional plan head to the courts, recent tests on the clarity of the lake offer reason to hope that decades of work reverse declines are paying...
Placer County OKs change in sand that's expected to help Lake Tahoe
Mar 1, 2013, Sacramento Bee
Placer County supervisors approved a plan Tuesday that is expected to keep many thousands of pounds of fine sediment from entering Lake Tahoe. ...
Presentation about Pipe Keepers
Feb 27, 2013, League press release
The League to Save Lake Tahoe will be giving a presentation on the evenings of March 13th and 14th about Pipe Keepers, a new volunteer monitoring program.Pipe Keepers is a volunteer based monitoring...
Lake Tahoe water clarity the best in 10 years
Feb 27, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Lake Tahoe’s clarity improved in 2012 for the second year in a row, and its waters were the clearest in 10 years, according to University of California, Davis, scientists who study the lake. ...
Giant Tahoe goldfish sparks international interest
Feb 26, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
At Lake Tahoe, goldfish are an invasive species. On the Internet, they're viral.Following a story by television station KCRA last week, hundreds of news outlets from around the world picked up the...
Proposals released for Lake Tahoe's largest restoration project
Feb 25, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The California Tahoe Conservancy has released a draft plan for a proposed restoration of Lake Tahoe's largest remaining wetland, the Upper Truckee Marsh.The...
California making provisions if Nevada leaves TRPA Compact
Feb 24, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Two California state senators introduced a bill on Friday that would bring changes to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. ...
Spanish Ski with a Ranger offered at Heavenly Mountain Resort
Feb 21, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.,--The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin and Heavenly Mountain Resort are offering Ski with a Ranger en Español.  Spanish Ski with a Ranger brings awareness of...
One plan for Tahoe-Douglas County
Feb 21, 2013, The Record-Courier
On Thursday, Douglas County commissioners will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Tahoe Transportation Center, 169 Highway 50, Stateline, to reconsider last year's decision that put big business ahead of Lake...
Monster goldfish are breeding in Lake Tahoe
Feb 20, 2013, KCRA News 3
Christine Ngai, of the University of Nevada, Reno, was among the researchers who found the first goldfish during a survey of invasive fish in the lake. ...
Environmentalists Sue Over New Lake Tahoe Plan: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?
Feb 20, 2013, Legal Planet - the environmental law & policy blog
The Sierra Club and a local neighborhood group recently sued the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, challenging TRPA’s just-adopted Regional Plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin. That...
USFS reissues Camp Rich upgrade proposal
Feb 19, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Parking on the road leading to the Beacon restaurant is no longer part of the U.S. Forest Service’s plans when it overhauls the Camp Richardson area. ...
Upper Truckee River restoration to resume in June
Feb 15, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
A four-year project to restore a section of the Upper Truckee River is expected to start in June. ...
Reid, Feinstein urged Sierra Club not to fight RPU
Feb 14, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Federal legislators urged the Sierra Club not to delay the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's Regional Plan Update prior to the environmental group's challenge to the wide-ranging plan this week.The ...
Raven populations continue to grow at Lake Tahoe
Feb 12, 2013, Sierra Sun
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The Ravens of Baltimore may still weigh heavily on Tahoe football fans' minds, considering their Super Bowl win Feb. 3 over the 49ers. But is it in locals' imaginations...
Lake Tahoe conservation groups file federal lawsuit against Regional Plan Update
Feb 12, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's Regional Plan Update is headed to court. The Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday challenging...
Regional Plan litigation not good for Lake Tahoe
Feb 11, 2013, League press release
Statement of Darcie Goodman Collins, PhD, Executive Director: “The League is disappointed that litigation has been filed on the regional plan. This is the wrong move for Lake Tahoe. While...
Open house scheduled for Kings Beach three-lane project
Feb 8, 2013, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
KINGS BEACH, Calif. — With construction on the long-awaited three-lane project set to break ground this summer, a community open house on the $48 million endeavor is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb...
Official: Ridership for free North Lake Tahoe skier shuttle has room to improve
Feb 8, 2013, Sierra Sun
While ridership numbers for the free North Tahoe-Truckee Coordinated Ski Shuttle are lower than expected, they are anticipated to rise substantially over the coming Presidents' Day week, officials...
Forest Service issues decision on proposed William Kent campground project
Feb 8, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit released the Environmental Assessment and decision for the William Kent Best Management Practices (BMPs)...
Scientists: Super storms could dampen Lake Tahoe's future
Feb 6, 2013, Sierra Sun
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Picture the Lake Tahoe basin in a deluge of rain. Weeks of downpouring and melting snowpacks. Landslides render highways and roads impassable. No lights, no water, no...
Astronaut tweets Tahoe from space
Feb 2, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Turns out one of the best views of Lake Tahoe isn't actually at Lake Tahoe.Case in point: Astronaut Thomas Marshburn's recent shot of the Jewel of the Sierra from the International Space Station.The ...
Lawmakers again likely to take up future of Lake Tahoe compact, potential of Nevada pull-out
Feb 2, 2013, Reno Gazette Journal
Nevada’s role in the two-state pact forged decades ago to protect Lake Tahoe will be up for discussion again by the 2013 Legislature, with interests on all sides of the debate describing the...

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