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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.

Discovery of mystery creature may provide clues to clarity of Lake Tahoe
May 20, 2013, Capital Public radio
A Lake Tahoe area scientist has found an unidentified life form in a high-altitude lake. Now agencies in the area are trying to figure out what it is. ...
Work at Washoe Meadows set for this summer
May 20, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
Despite an ongoing 1½-year-old lawsuit involving Washoe Meadows State Park, improvements at the South Shore park are expected to begin this summer. ...
Douglas County's Tahoe area plan nearly complete
May 18, 2013, Lake Tahoe News
STATELINE – While the South Shore Area Plan for Douglas County doesn’t come with a project per se; it is the map for which one could seek approval. ...
Study: Decreasing snow cover threatens wildlife
May 17, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Declining snow cover puts animals and plants across the Northern Hemisphere at risk, according to a “Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment” report published earlier this month. ...
New invasive species poses threat to Lake Tahoe
May 16, 2013, Tahoe Daily Tribune
Another invasive species is encroaching on Lake Tahoe Basin waters. ...
Agencies ask the public to practice proper food storage and trash disposal in bear country
May 16, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  –With the summer season approaching, agencies are asking residents and visitors to practice proper food storage and trash disposal when living in or visiting...
Adopt the South Lake Tahoe Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance on June 11
May 16, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
Plastic bags pollute our waterways and kill wildlife. Now they are history in hundreds of communities around the nation. You can help South Lake Tahoe to do the same by encouraging the South Lake...
Forest Service to hold informational meeting on Upper Truckee project
May 15, 2013, Keep Tahoe Blue News
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – The Forest Service will hold a meeting Thursday, May 30, 2013, to answer questions and provide information about its Upper Truckee River restoration project. The...
Nevada, California governors announce Tahoe pact
May 14, 2013, The Associated Press
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The governors of Nevada and California announced an agreement Tuesday to manage the Lake Tahoe Basin, eliminating Nevada's threat to leave the decades-old Lake Tahoe...
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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