We Advance Restoration
to ensure Tahoe is resilient in the face of the climate crisis
Tahoe’s history of unchecked urban development, combined with the modern pressures of climate change, threaten the Lake we love.
Building resilience is the key to preserving what we all love about Lake Tahoe.
With much of Tahoe’s wetlands damaged by past development, ecosystem restoration is key to revitalizing the Lake’s natural filtration system, ridding the environment of harmful invasive species, and absorbing the shocks from extreme weather. Healthy forests, meadows, streams and marshes make a resilient ecosystem better able to withstand wildfire and the other impacts of a changing climate.
To make Tahoe resilient, we advance ecosystem restoration through boots-on-the-ground work and advocacy for large projects.
For the past 25 years, the League has collaborated with land managers, community organizations and thousands of volunteers to heal Tahoe’s environment through hands-on work. Our staff of policy professionals works in Sacramento, Carson City and Washington DC to secure funding and support for large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in the Basin.
Tahoe Forest Stewardship DaysFor 25 years, volunteers have restored forests, streams and wetlands in the League’s twice annual event.Learn More
California Landscape Stewardship NetworkWe help lead this network of organizations to accelerate large-scale restoration projects.Learn More
Caldor Fire RestorationOur “restoration strike teams” focus on healing areas impacted by the Caldor Fire.Learn More
Caldor Fire Stream Impact Monitoring
Citizen scientists with our Pipe Keepers program are monitoring water quality at 10 stream sites that drain areas burned during the Caldor Fire.
More programs, projects and initiatives
Combat Pollution: Tahoe Blue CrewMore than 120 volunteer teams removed 15,000 pounds of litter from adopted sites in Tahoe-Truckee in 2021.Learn More
Tackle Invasive Species: Eyes on the LakeCitizen scientists “protect while they play” by reporting invasive species sightings on their smartphones.Learn More