Lake Tahoe is one of the most recognizable and iconic lakes in North America. Around 3 million people visit the Lake Tahoe basin each year, similar to the number of people visiting the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks. In recognition of both the natural value and the huge pressure from visitors, the US Forest Service (USFS) and local/regional government agencies pay close attention to pollution contributions from roads and urban areas to maintain the exceptional water quality known as 'Tahoe Blue.' This trip will highlight work being done by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and other partners to limit roadway impacts on the lake. The tour will stop at one USFS project area and a wetland on the Lake edge to see and discuss impact mitigation. You can find more by going to the Keep Tahoe Blue website: https://keeptahoeblue.org
Trip Details: Location is approximately 2 hours from the conference. Bring hat and sunscreen. This is a full-day field trip.
Destinations/Stops: Sacramento Hyatt Regency to Tahoma (Lake Tahoe), South Lake Tahoe (2 stops), back to Hyatt