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26th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit Returns to Sand Harbor

Tahoe leaders and congressional representatives will gather at Sand Harbor Nevada State Park on August 16 for the 26th annual Lake Tahoe Summit. The summit brings a national spotlight to issues facing Lake Tahoe and its communities and strengthens the federal, state,...

Tahoe is a Gift

By Mark F. Bruce Even with a light haze of wildfire smoke creeping into the Tahoe Basin, the joys of summer in Tahoe are in full swing. Following a challenging couple of years full of wildfire, evacuations, severe smoke, and pandemic unease, we have a lot to be...

Lake Tahoe Clarity Report for 2021

Past 20 Years of Data Indicate Evolving Threats for Lake Tahoe     Lake Tahoe, CA/NV - The cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe were about as clear in 2021 as they were in 2020. But a broader look at clarity measurements shows there is no pattern of consistent...

Boat Like a Tahoe Pro: Video Improves Safety, Recreation

New boating safety video offers a guide for a safe July 4th weekend on Lake Tahoe LAKE TAHOE, CA/NV –– With the goal of ensuring a safe summer on the water at Lake Tahoe, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Clean Up The Lake and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency have...

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Forest Health and Climate Change

By Joanne S. Marchetta When it comes to weather, normal has become an elusive term. On the ground here in Tahoe, it feels like the only things that can pierce our prolonged drought are occasional debilitating storms. Trees weakened by drought can falter under layers...

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...

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