The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) has published the winter 2019 edition of Tahoe in Depth. The award-winning newspaper, in its seventh year of publication, strives to provide residents, visitors, and policymakers with information about protecting, enjoying, and exploring the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The winter 2019 edition cover story features a birthday celebration with the article “TRPA Turns 50.” In December of 1969, President Richard M. Nixon signed the TRPA compact into law. “We are all in it together, and we all need to be part of solutions for Lake Tahoe,” said Joanne S. Marchetta, TRPA’s executive director. Former TRPA public information officer Tom Lotshaw takes an in-depth look at the agency’s 50-year history.

Stories in the issue include:

  • TRPA Turns 50
  • Falcons make a comeback at Lake Tahoe
  • Best in Basin Awards
  • Stream Profile Chamber celebrates 50 years
  • The story behind snow crystals
  • Basin sees butterfly bonanza
  • Tahoe Wildlife Center: Injured animals get a second chance
  • Tahoe facing a housing crunch
  • Tiny shrimp causing big problems for Tahoe’s water quality
  • Agencies accelerating forest thinning
  • SOS Outreach creates opportunities for youth
  • Initiatives aimed at improving transportation
  • Tahoe City Lodge underway
  • Myths of Tahoe’s depths

TRPA published this edition of Tahoe In Depth with significant contributions from many local, state, federal, nonprofit, and community partners. The newspaper is mailed to everyone homeowner in the Tahoe Basin and is available at distribution points around the lake and online at