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

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

Forest after the Caldor Fire

Evacuated Conservancy employees are returning home, allowing our operations to resume. We share the profound gratitude expressed by so many to the firefighters and public safety personnel who protected our community. We look forward to helping our region recover. Read more in this special update. 

Proposition 1

In light of disruptions caused by the Caldor Fire, the California Tahoe Conservancy is extending the deadline for Round 4 of the Conservancy’s Proposition 1 Grant Program. Applications are now due Friday, October 15, 2021.

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California Tahoe Conservancy

Update: With area evacuation orders downgraded or ended, Conservancy operations have resumed. The Conservancy office remains closed because of COVID-19 to protect the public health and Conservancy staff. All services...

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