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.

Story Map: Promoting Biodiversity and Climate Resilience

The State of California is committed to conserving 30 percent of its lands and coastal waters by 2030. As detailed in our new story map, the Conservancy is advancing the 30×30 initiative by acquiring sensitive lands, restoring ecological function, and building a more resilient future under climate change.

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.

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

California Tahoe Conservancy

The California Tahoe Conservancy has awarded a $305,000 grant to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California for work in the Lake Tahoe Basin to improve forest and watershed health and reduce wildfire risk. The grant helps increase the Tribe’s capacity to participate in forest, watershed, and wildfire resilience projects at Tahoe, as well as to advance the use of cultural prescribed burning and to cultivate culturally significant native plants.

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