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Water Quality & Watersheds

The natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin are the focus of the Conservancy’s mission. Preserving these resources requires a watershed perspective. The Conservancy works with public and private partners and stakeholders at Tahoe. Together, we’re restoring water quality and watershed health within Tahoe’s sub-watersheds. We use the best available science and adaptive management practices to address changes.

The Conservancy and its partners are advancing multiple-benefit watershed projects. Tahoe partners are:

  • restoring the resilience of forests and watersheds,
  • protecting water quality,
  • expanding green infrastructure and recreation opportunities, and
  • adapting to climate change.

Tahoe partners use nature-based solutions, such as restoring wetlands, beaches, and forests. We are boosting resilience to drought, flood, extreme heat, and changing visitor patterns.

Watersheds & Stream Environment Zones

Learn more about the importance of restoring Stream Environment Zones (SEZs) when it comes to protecting Lake Tahoe and improving resilience to climate change. 

Greater Upper Truckee Watershed Restoration

Accomplishments and Opportunities

Tahoe partners are ready to act. We have identified ten opportunities within the greater Upper Truckee watershed to restore the Upper Truckee River, protect Lake Tahoe’s water quality, and make our communities more resilient to climate change.

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Water Quality & Watershed Videos

Water Quality & Watershed Projects