Public Invited To Community Meeting About Adapting to Climate Change at Lake Tahoe

Published: Jun 28, 2019

Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.—The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) and its partners invite community members to a public meeting about climate change impacts to key Lake Tahoe resources on July 16 in South Lake Tahoe.

As part of the development of a Climate Adaptation Action Plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin (Basin), the Conservancy seeks community member input to inform an assessment of how the Basin is vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis.

Public Meeting on Adapting to Climate Change at Lake Tahoe
5 – 7 pm, July 16, 2019
South Tahoe Public Utility District, 1275 Meadow Crest Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California

The Conservancy and its partners will present information developed for a Vulnerability Assessment for all natural resource topics—including Lake Tahoe and the Basin’s forests, fish, and wildlife—as well as the built environment and communities, including transportation, water, communications, and energy infrastructure, public health, recreation and cultural resources, and public safety. Danielle Hughes, Capital Program Manager for the Tahoe Transportation District, will seek feedback on proposed recommendations for emergency management, evacuation, and transportation in the Basin.

The Vulnerability Assessment will provide a foundation for the Conservancy and partners to develop the Climate Adaptation Action Plan later this year. The Action Plan will identify actions that the Basin agencies are now taking and will be taking in the next two to three years. This will help further integrate climate resilience and adaptation into Basin planning and investments.

Learn more about the Climate Adaptation Action Plan. (PDF)

Media Contact: Whitney Brennan, Ph.D., California Tahoe Conservancy,, (530) 543-6054


The California Tahoe Conservancy is a state agency, established in 1984, with a mission to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Learn more at