Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

My Turn: Despite snow, Tahoe’s climate still changing

The new year got off to a phenomenal start with snow falling at Lake Tahoe. It seems long ago since we’ve had snow around the lake, but as California and Nevada continue to grapple with four years of drought and water shortages, the snow couldn’t be falling at a better time. A snow survey this […]

Federal funds aiding wildfire preparedness at Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The latest round of funding through the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act includes more than $3 million for projects to help reduce wildfire risk in Lake Tahoe communities. The funding award for Lake Tahoe is part of nearly $40 million going to projects around Nevada […]

Tahoe agencies tackle transportation plans, projects

LAKE TAHOE — Improving transportation options for bicyclists and pedestrians is one of the most effective strategies to conserve and restore Lake Tahoe’s environment, revitalize the economy, enhance recreation opportunities and improve public health, according to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency officials. In its capacity as the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, TRPA this week released a […]

My Turn: Meeting the transportation challenges of tomorrow

This past summer was Lake Tahoe’s busiest tourist season in recent memory. With the economy rebounding and major population growth projected for nearby metropolitan areas, this summer is also a harbinger of change. We must be prepared to meet the challenges of increased visitation in the future. Lake Tahoe has growth caps. But Reno, Sacramento, […]

TRPA, backcountry skiers addressing access

LAKE TAHOE – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, El Dorado County, and members of Tahoe Backcountry Alliance recently announced they are partnering to create a coalition of stakeholders to maintain and enhance public access for winter backcountry skiing and snowboarding. “We’re optimistic about this opportunity to work together to get back some of the access that […]

My Turn: Tahoe’s conservation success story

Lake Tahoe has been recognized for another important conservation success. Our region’s proactive, collaborative strategy to protect Tahoe yellow cress, begun almost 15 years ago, is working so well that the plant does not need additional protections under the federal Endangered Species Act. This conservation success story is yet another example of epic collaboration — how […]

Best in the Basin named

LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently announced and recognized award recipients for its annual Best in the Basin program. This is the 25th year for the program created to recognize and showcase projects that demonstrate exceptional planning, design and compatibility with Lake Tahoe’s environment and communities. The projects that were recognized upgraded highways, built […]

My Turn: Meeting the aquatic invasive species challenge at Tahoe

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are one of the most serious challenges facing Lake Tahoe. They continuously threaten to damage its unique environment and famed water clarity and degrade the world-class recreational experiences residents and millions of visitors enjoy each year. Fortunately, Tahoe is a national leader in fighting AIS, with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency […]

Volunteers adopt Tahoe gateway signs

LAKE TAHOE — Volunteers have stepped up to adopt and maintain the decorative gateway signs that were installed along the three Nevada highways that lead motorists into the Lake Tahoe Basin. The gateway signs read, “Entering the Lake Tahoe Watershed – Help Protect It!” They are meant to remind the millions of people who visit […]

Tahoe Summit will bring leaders together

LAKE TAHOE — U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) is hosting the 19th annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Monday, Aug. 24, at the Round Hill Pines Beach Resort in Zephyr Cove. The theme of this year’s Lake Tahoe Summit is “Connecting Lake Tahoe’s Environment and Economy through Innovation and Transportation.” The keynote speaker is Chris Bently, chief […]

TRPA approves Tahoe Valley Area Plan

LAKE TAHOE — The Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently unanimously approved the Tahoe Valley Area Plan the city of South Lake Tahoe created to guide community revitalization and environmental restoration in a district centered around the “Y” intersection of Highways 89 and 50. Area plans are comprehensive land use and zoning documents. They […]

TRPA, partners urge Congress to adopt restoration legislation

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — Tahoe Regional Planning Agency officials have voiced their strong support for legislation to reauthorize the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act that was recently introduced in Congress by Tahoe’s Senate delegation. Sponsored by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) along with Harry Reid (D-Nevada), Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Barbara Boxer (D-California), the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act would authorize up […]

Tahoe boat inspection stations opening

LAKE TAHOE — Roadside stations for inspections and decontaminations of motorized boats and watercraft are officially opening for the 2015 boating season. Locations, hours of operation and opening dates are as follows. Opening Thursday, May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week: • Meyers: at the junction of Highway 50 and Highway 89 • Spooner […]

Lake Tahoe Plan wins national excellence award

LAKE TAHOE, STATELINE, NEV. — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Lake Tahoe Sustainability Action Plan is being recognized this month with a National Planning Achievement Award for Environmental Planning from the American Planning Association. The Sustainability Action Plan is one of 12 plans nationwide that will be recognized with planning excellence awards during the American […]

2014 Lake Tahoe water clarity best in a decade

Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2014 showed the biggest improvements in more than a decade, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, who have studied the lake for the last half century. The improvements are in part due to continuous work from the Lake Tahoe community to lower pollutants to the lake. […]

TRPA approves Heavenly Epic Discovery Project

LAKE TAHOE, STATELINE, NEV. — The Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on March 26 unanimously approved Heavenly Mountain Resort’s proposed Epic Discovery Project to allow new year-round outdoor recreational opportunities on already developed portions of the ski area on U.S. Forest Service land. If also approved by two other agencies with jurisdiction, […]

Grant awarded for Tahoe-Truckee Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan

Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nev. — The California Energy Commission has approved a $200,000 grant for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to create a Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan for the Tahoe-Truckee Region. The plan will assess current conditions and charging locations and identify public and private locations where additional charging stations would best serve the […]

Best in Basin nominations accepted through March 31

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is accepting project nominations for its 2014 Best in the Basin awards program through Tuesday, March 31. The Best in the Basin awards program is in its 25th year. It was created to recognize projects that demonstrate exceptional planning and design and compatibility with the environment and TRPA guidelines. The program […]

TRPA accepting Lake Spirit Award nominations

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is accepting nominations for Lake Spirit Awards to honor real people making real progress protecting Lake Tahoe. Members of the public are encouraged to nominate exemplary members of the community who are going above and beyond the call of duty to protect the beauty and clarity of the Lake. Because […]

Arrive at Lake Tahoe clean, drained and dry

LAKE TAHOE — The July 4th holiday and fireworks celebrations always bring a welcomed influx of boaters to the Lake Tahoe Basin. With sunny skies and warm temperatures predicted for the 4th of July holiday week, boaters are urged to clean, drain and dry their boats before arriving at the roadside inspection stations in Tahoe to avoid […]

Tahoe updates watercraft inspection

LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Governing Board approved an annual update to the Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program during its January meeting. The approval keeps nearly all boater fees the same and improves efficiency of service at watercraft inspection stations around the Basin in an effort to keep the $1.4 million inspection […]

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