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Grading Season Commences with TRPA Customer Service Improvements

Digging and earthwork resumed May 1, agency improves virtual services Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – With the May 1 start of grading and digging season in the Tahoe Basin now passed, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is highlighting how virtual operations and permit...

Nevada Taxpayers Association Honors Lake Tahoe Partnership

Reno, Nev. — The Nevada Taxpayers Association yesterday awarded the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program the Honorable Mention for the 24th AnnualCashman Good Government Award, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) announced today. The Cashman Good...

Snowshoe Treks Bring the Classroom Outside

South Tahoe fifth graders learn winter science atop Heavenly Mountain Resort South Lake Tahoe, CA - This Thursday, the final fifth grade class from South Lake Tahoe will enjoy an educational field trip to the top of Heavenly. Thanks to a Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise...

TRPA Board Approves Forest Health Changes

Vote expands mechanized equipment use on steep slopes   Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board today approved policy changes that will help increase the pace and scale of forestry work in the Lake Tahoe Region to reduce the...

TRPA Approves Innovative Invasive Weeds Test

Above: A linear bubble curtain helps stop fragments of aquatic invasive weeds from leaving the lagoons. Smaller bubble patterns are from laminar flow aerators, which raise oxygen concentrations in the water column to increase the rate of decay and reduce the layer of...

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Holding the Center in 2021

 By Joanne S. Marchetta Remembering back to this time last year, many of us looked optimistically toward 2021 for relief. Few would have guessed what would be in store. Even fewer can predict what’s in store for us next year or the year after. If 2021 proved anything,...

A Time for Transitions

By Joanne S. Marchetta Fall is a natural time for transitions. They can be beautiful and fleeting, like the golden leaves near Fallen Leaf Lake, or the time change transition, or they can happen over decades as we’re seeing with the challenges of climate change. And...

Caldor Fire and Climate Resilience

By Joanne S. Marchetta The snow and colder weather setting in across the Tahoe Basin is a welcome gift for those actively managing the stubborn, two-month-old Caldor Fire. While containment lines are no longer being threatened, the extreme drought conditions that...

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...

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...

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