In 2020, the Conservancy continued improving forest health on its lands along Dollar Creek in north Lake Tahoe. The Conservancy is restoring forest resilience and protecting adjacent neighborhoods by thinning brush and removing small trees. This work reduces the threat of wildfire so the forest can continue to provide wildlife habitat, refuge for hikers and bikers, and clean air and water.
Funding for this project provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program and from Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act funds.
Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative (TCSI) – Lake Tahoe Basin SRA Lands Project is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.