Environmental Improvement Program

​The Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) is an unparalleled partnership working to accelerate the attainment of Lake Tahoe’s environmental threshold stan­dards through implementation of the Regional Plan. Local, state, and federal government agencies, private entities, scientists, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California have collaborated for decades to restore the environmental health of Lake Tahoe.

This network of partners works together to establish priorities, leverage funding, and find solutions to Lake Tahoe’s biggest environmental threats. Together, the partnership is implementing projects that not only improve the environment but also enhance recreation opportunities and revitalize communities. The EIP has put Lake Tahoe on the map as a global model for collaborative landscape-scale restoration.

Visit the EIP Project Tracker at https://eip.laketahoeinfo.org/ to learn more about program areas, priority projects, and accomplishments.

See the most the most recent EIP Economic Impact Analysis.


Watersheds and Water Quality

  • Preserve and improve lake clarity and water quality.
  • Restore ecosystem health and resilience.
  • Improve and enhance fish and wildlife habitat.

Forest Health 

  • Protect communities from damaging wildfire.
  • Restore ecosystem health and resilience.
  • Improve and enhance wildlife habitat.

Sustainable Recreation and Transportation

  • Preserve and improve air quality.
  • Improve outdoor experiences for visitors and residents while protecting natural resources.
  • Increase the use of alternative modes of transportation and decrease reliance on the private automobile.

Science, Stewardship, and Accountability 

  • Implement leading-edge science to continuously improve projects and promote adaptive management.
  • Protect EIP investments and benefits.
  • Maintain transparency and accountability.
  • Cultivate environmental stewardship.


Learn more at https://eip.laketahoeinfo.org/