Tahoe’s Environmental Goals & Protections

The League preserves, protects and restores Tahoe’s unique environment. Environmental policies and “thresholds” we shaped are helping get the job done.

One of the League’s early accomplishments was the creation of a unique bi-state regulator charged with protecting the Lake: the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, or TRPA.

A congressionally-approved agreement between the states of California and Nevada, called the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact, required TRPA to create environmental goals and take the necessary action to achieve and maintain those goals. These standards are called “thresholds.” Read about each one below.