Nature takes a beating from a different kind of tourist in Tahoe

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Washington Post | Erika Mailman | Nov 13, 2020


Bears feeding on kokanee salmon. The salmon spawning draws crowds to Tahoe in the fall for the Fall Fish Festival, but pandemic and bear concerns resulted in cancellation. (Merrick Rickman/Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority)


Most summers, visitors to Lake Tahoe respect its beauty and its bears. This summer, however was different, resulting in an increase in trash and bear activity, and protests from some of the locals.

Many tourism officials and business owners had feared Tahoe would take a major hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, not to mention the poor air quality from the California wildfires.

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