Southern Chile and Lake Tahoe both are known for stunning vistas, pristine lakes and world-class outdoor recreation.
But it is Lake Tahoe that has developed a model for how to handle the influx of tourism, economic development and the associated ecological pressures that follow. For more than 60 years, the League to Save Lake Tahoe has been collaborating with stakeholders, using the best-available science to inform policy decisions and effectively communicating the need to “Keep Tahoe Blue.” This expertise is a blueprint that can be shared with other lakes around the world.
For these reasons, in May of 2018, Chileans invited a delegation of experts from Tahoe to visit and assist in their efforts to protect their lake region, just north of the Patagonia region. This delegation consisted of representatives from the the League to Save Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the University of California, Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.