Creating Climate Resilience at Lake Tahoe

In the new Tahoe Climate Resilience Action Strategy, federal, state, and local partners have identified five focus areas to advance equity, create jobs, and build resilience for Tahoe’s natural resources, communities, and an economy that supports 15 million annual visitors. 

Restoring the Upper Truckee Marsh

The California Tahoe Conservancy is restoring the complex ecology of the Upper Truckee Marsh. The Conservancy will redirect the Upper Truckee River flows through a historical network of channels through the Marsh.

Managing Conservancy Lands

The California Tahoe Conservancy manages its 4,700 properties as part of its mission to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Welcome to the California Tahoe Conservancy

The California Tahoe Conservancy is a State agency, established in 1985, with a mission to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

To protect public health and our staff, the Conservancy is closed to the public. All services are available online and by phone. Contact us here. All Californians are encouraged to follow the advice of the California Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of the virus.  

Signature Projects

Blackwood Creek

Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway

The Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway provides the backbone of the shared-use trail network in the south shore.

Blackwood Creek

Tahoe Pines Restoration

The Conservancy is restoring the 8.1-acre site of the former Tahoe Pines campground and building an accessible new trail to the Upper Truckee River.

Blackwood Creek

Lower Blackwood Creek Restoration

Blackwood Creek is also an important fishery; historically it supported Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and other native species.

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock

The summit of Eagle Rock can now be reached in approximately 20 minutes using the new trail.

Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Van Sickle Bi-State Park represents a long held vision and partnership between the states of California and Nevada.

People visiting Lake Tahoe at Carnelian Bay

Carnelian Bay Lake Access East

One of the strengths of the Conservancy lies in its ability to accomplish multiple resource restoration and public access objectives.

Upper Truckee Marsh

Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration

The California Tahoe Conservancy plans to restore the complex and unique ecology of the Upper Truckee Marsh.

California Tahoe Conservancy Lands

The Conservancy owns and manages thousands of properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin for public access and recreation, environmental conservation, and wildlife protection. Many parcels are smaller than a third of an acre and are scattered throughout neighborhoods. Learn more about Conservancy land management.

View a full-screen map of Conservancy lands. 

State properties managed by the Conservancy at Lake Tahoe

Acres of habitat, open space and recreation

California Tahoe Conservancy Lands

The Conservancy owns and manages thousands of properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin for public access and recreation, environmental conservation, and wildlife protection. Many parcels are smaller than a third of an acre and are scattered throughout neighborhoods. Learn more about Conservancy land management.

View a full-screen map of Conservancy lands. 

State properties managed by the Conservancy at Lake Tahoe

Acres of habitat, open space and recreation

Recent Updates

Upper Truckee River

Conservancy and Tahoe Partners Also Dedicate Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway. | The California Tahoe Conservancy will begin planning a new project to restore a section of the Upper Truckee River in El Dorado County. The project will help Lake Tahoe’s largest inflowing stream become more resilient to climate change and will protect Lake Tahoe’s famous water clarity.

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People enjoying a bike trail

The California Tahoe Conservancy invites you to celebrate the completion of critical sections of the Dennis T. Machida Memorial Greenway and to honor the legacy of Dennis T. Machida, the...

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May is National Wildfire Awareness Month, as well the unofficial start of the summer recreation season at Tahoe. Read on for new updates on Conservancy staff and crews, wildfire awareness,...

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