Protect: Tahoe's special status and its strong environmental goals
The League focuses on the protection and restoration of Tahoe’s unique environment so that future generations may enjoy and be inspired by the same lake we all love today.
One of the League’s earliest accomplishments was the creation of a unique bi-state regulator charged with protecting the lake, called the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. A congressionally-approved agreement between the states of California and Nevada, called the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, mandated TRPA to create special environmental goals and to take the necessary action to achieve and maintain those goals. These standards are called “thresholds,” and pertain to air and water quality, soil, wildlife, fisheries, vegetation and forests, scenery, noise and recreation. TRPA is failing to achieve nearly 75 percent of these thresholds.
If there is any one guiding principle at the League, it is a commitment to the thresholds and the special values they are meant to protect. The thresholds represent an important barometer of progress for environmental protection efforts at Tahoe.
Read more about the League's current priorities and advocacy programs.