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Goals for the Environment

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Environmental Improvement projects are improving the health of Tahoe forests and watersheds, reducing traffic congestion and air pollution and increasing public access to the Lake and other recreation areas.

 

2012 Interview with Claire Fortier, Mayor, City of South Lake Tahoe (2)

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2012 Interview with Claire Fortier, Mayor, City of South Lake Tahoe (2)

 

How well are investments in the environment performing? Monitoring is conducted in the effort to answer this question. In this interview, Claire Fortier, Mayor of the City of South Lake Tahoe, argues that monitoring is useful when deployed in a targeted context, where the objectives are defined. In this conversation Fortier shares a little bit about the hefty price tag of monitoring and the drive for continual improvement based upon the monitoring results.

 

photo: Claire Fortier, by City of South Lake Tahoe


 

2012 Interview with Claire Fortier, Mayor, City of South Lake Tahoe (1)

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2012 Interview with Claire Fortier, Mayor, City of South Lake Tahoe (1)

 

Claire Fortier is the Mayor of the City of South Lake Tahoe. In this interview she talks about monitoring. Monitoring—conducted in an effort to determine how effective projects have been in achieving the environmental goals of the Basin—has been a key topic of discussion at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board meetings in this month before the vote on the Regional Plan Update. Here Mayor Fortier gives us some context on the topic of monitoring from the local government perspective. 

 

photo: Claire Fortier, by City of South Lake Tahoe


   

Darcie Goodman-Collins, League to Save Lake Tahoe Executive Director (2)

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Interview with Darcie Goodman-Collins, League to Save Lake Tahoe Executive Director (2) July 2012

 

 

Welcome to part 2 in the July 2012 interview with Dr. Darcie Goodman-Collins in which she talks about the League’s focus on water quality, about the proposed transfer of authority to local government and more of the issues central to the Regional Plan update. League to Save Lake Tahoe Executive Director Dr. Darcie Goodman-Collins was at the helm of the League for five months as the time of this interview when she said, “Over the next 55 years where I would really like to see this organization go is to maintain that strength that we have had as the Basin’s watchdog but also to really bring in and engage the community, to strengthen our science base on the team and to utilize opportunities to fill the voids in Tahoe in protecting the ecosystem, protecting the system by providing opportunities to the community and our visitors to be stewards of the Lake.”

 


photo: Darcie Goodman-Collins, courtesy League to Save Lake Tahoe

 

Darcie Goodman-Collins, League to Save Lake Tahoe Executive Director (1)

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Interview with Darcie Goodman-Collins, League to Save Lake Tahoe Executive Director (1) July 2012

 

League to Save Lake Tahoe Executive Director Dr. Darcie Goodman-Collins has been at the helm for five months now. She has seen to the consolidation of League staff into one office and is committed to the organization’s becoming more involved in the community. Learn more about the changes at the League in this Tahoe Project interview with Darcie Goodman-Collins. “For 55 years our mission has been the same and it remains the same. We have the Keep Tahoe Blue motto that is internationally known. It is such a strong statement and strong vision that most-everyone who has ever visited Tahoe can buy into. What Tahoe is known for is its amazing ecosystem and the blue cobalt colors of the water. We have made so many accomplishments toward that mission over the past 55 years.” she says.


photo: Darcie Goodman-Collins, courtesy League to Save Lake Tahoe

   

2011 Status of Tahoe Soil Conservation Effort

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2011 Status of Tahoe Soil Conservation Effort

 

“The land coverage category that needs accelerated improvement is our sensitive wetland category,” says Marchetta. She goes on to say, “These sensitive wetlands continue to be over-covered from legacy development. That’s why we are not making the progress that we need to make.” 

 

photo: Tahoe East Shore by Michelle Sweeney

   

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