Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership

Meeks Meadow

The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership is designing and implementing restoration actions across 59,000 acres of the West shore of the Lake Tahoe Basin to protect communities and restore ecological resilience. 

Spanning from Emerald Bay to Burton Creek State Park, several critical elements make the Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership distinctive: a collaboratively developed large landscape-scale approach; a 10-year strategy to restore the forests, watersheds, recreational opportunities, and communities on Lake Tahoe’s western shore; and an interdisciplinary science team informing the effort and modeling the tradeoffs of management actions. Alignment and acceleration of planning, permitting, and implementation schedules will occur where feasible.

Link to Partnership Website

Lake Tahoe West Map
Data Sources: Project Area – TCSI, Imagery – Esri, Roads – Caltrans, Lakes – USGS National Hydrography Dataset, Cities – USGS Geographic Names Information System


California State Parks

California Tahoe Conservancy

Community and Science Stakeholders

Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board

National Forest Foundation

Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

USDA Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

USDA Forest Service-Pacific Southwest Research Station

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Tools Used:

Framework for Resilience

Assessment of Current Landscape Conditions

Blueprint for Resilience

LANDIS-II Landscape Change Model

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