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You don’t have to be a professional scientist to help monitor Lake Tahoe. There are apps that allow anyone to become a citizen scientist by reporting what they see at the lake, or get their hands dirty by participating in a water quality monitoring day.
Frustrations with overtourism came to a head in 2020 with Covid-19-inspired travels to the Tahoe Basin. Now, after a series of community conversations, Placer County is proposing a slew of tourism-mitigating solutions.
You Asked. They Answered. Truckee Fire Protection District led the way with a historic open-fire ban last year, with encouraging results. Other districts followed suit. Here’s what’s banned.