Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program

The Lake Tahoe EIP is a collaborative partnership of federal, state, and local agencies; private interests; and the Washoe Tribe, created to protect and improve the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Tahoe Basin. EIP partners implement projects that include everything from new bike trails to creek restorations to programs that protect the Lake from aquatic invasive species. EIP partners have completed more than 500 projects to improve the environmental quality of the Tahoe Basin. These investments are critical to building resiliency and preparing for new threats posed by climate change, prolonged droughts, and invasive species. This collaborative model is a unique partnership because it is made of partners that all have individual roles and missions within Lake Tahoe but are working together under one program with a singular goal; restoring lake clarity to 100 feet by 2076.


(including but not limited to)

  • League to Save Lake Tahoe
  • Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
  • U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
  • California State Parks
  • Nevada Division of State Lands
  • The City of South Lake Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe’s Counties
  • California Tahoe Conservancy
  • Tahoe Resource Conservation District
  • Tahoe Fund
  • Lake Tahoe’s Public Utility Districts
  • Vail Ski Resorts
  • The Washoe Tribe
  • U.C Davis and University of Nevada, Reno