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Fire Impacts to Permitting Services

The agency’s online services have returned to full capacity, although planners continue to work remotely on project applications. TRPA’s priorities will continue to be the safety of staff and the public, supporting the work of partner agencies in recovery efforts...

Testing Our Resilience

By Joanne S. Marchetta There comes a moment in a crisis when the things that matter shift. As the Caldor Fire crept its way up the Highway 50 corridor, many of us watched anxiously and worried about the smoke. A few days later when walls of flame had consumed 100,000...

Caldor Fire Information

TRPA's permitting operations are still in effect virtually but there may be some delays as communities continue to repopulate. TRPA has been monitoring the Caldor Fire and working with fire and land management agencies to assist in any way possible. We are incredibly...

Living With Fire

TRPA is a member of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team and actively supports not only forest fuel reduction projects, but also homeowner defensible space. Every property owner in the Tahoe Basin can and should complete defensible space prescriptions and TRPA is not a...

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A Legacy for Lake Tahoe: 25th Anniversary of the Tahoe Summit

By Mark Bruce and Cindy Gustafson Twenty-five years ago, national, state, and local leaders gathered on the shores of Lake Tahoe for the first Lake Tahoe Summit to form a partnership for the protection and restoration of a national treasure. As this major milestone in...

Aquatic Invasive Species Threats Are On The Rise

By Joanne S. Marchetta As scorching heat waves bombard the Western U.S. and Lake Tahoe breaks records of its own, climate change impacts are being felt throughout the watershed. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center...

We Must All Be Firefighters

By Mark Bruce Hiking the spectacular trails around Tahoe this time of year generally means you’ll encounter some snow. Sadly, that’s not the case this year. Even before peak summer temperatures arrive to bake the moisture out of Sierra Nevada forests, our trails are...

The Future of Recreation and Tourism at Lake Tahoe

By Joanne S. Marchetta Although Lake Tahoe’s economy has facets—like building trades, health care, education, and a growing number of gig and remote workers, to name a few—the foundation of our region’s $5 billion economy is undeniably tourism. Equally apparent is...

Getting Serious About Transportation

By Joanne S. Marchetta Lake Tahoe’s transportation system and roadways need a transformation. On peak days, the region faces metropolitan-scale problems on narrow mountain roads and, unlike metro areas, Tahoe can’t simply grow its way to a solution with bigger...

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