printed on recycled stock VISION & MISSION STRATEGIC DIRECTION AGENCY VITAL STATS As Lake Tahoe’s only regional The current budget for fy 2012 budget – $16 million LAKE TAHOE FAST FACTS Our vision is for a Laketrpa environment that is sustain- land use planning organization, Fiscal Year 2011-2012 • 2 million years oldfact card able, healthy, and safe for we will achieve our vision by: is $16 million of which • 12 miles wide; 22 miles long2011-2012 the community and future • building partnerships that $7 million is “general fund.” • 72 miles of shoreline generations. deliver environmental • 1,645 deep; 6,223 ft. elevation threshold gain on the ground Approximately 68 Our mission is to coop- • 63 streams feed into Lake while relying on the best employees work to Tahoe, but only one, the eratively lead the effort available science achieve our mission. Truckee River, flows out to preserve, restore, and • improving organizational • 50,000 year-round residents enhance the unique natural efficiency with internal best fy 2012 general fund fy 2012 general fund • 85% public land within Basin and human environment of Cover photo courtesy of Mike Vollmer practices revenue - total $7.3 million expenditures - total $7.3 million the Lake Tahoe Region now • 43,470 developed parcels in and in the future. • streamlining processes and the Basin 15% being solution-oriented State of California • 3 million visitors/year 14% State of Nevada 55% • providing excellent, 2% Local Revenue • Highest peak in the Tahoe 14% Fees for Service Basin: Freel Peak at 10,891 ft. professional public service and Investment Income engaging the community. Admin & Overhead imagine. plan. achieve. www.trpa.org
TOP 5 TRPA ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL TAHOE WILDLIFE & PLANTS REGIONAL PLAN UPDATE THE CLARITY CHALLENGEACCOMPLISHMENTS THRESHOLD CATEGORIES IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM • 1,418 species of plants Restoring Lake Tahoe while A 32 percent reduction in fine• Stopped runaway growth The Bi-State Compact directs • The EIP is a comprehensive • 217 species of birds Creating Sustainable Communities. sediment runoff is needed over by implementing ground- the Agency to establish mea- restoration plan designed to • 59 species of mammals • Focusing the Regional Plan the next 20 years to reach the breaking land use policies sures to achieve environmental achieve thresholds • 5 species of amphibians Update on water quality “Clarity Challenge” target of• Protected Lake Tahoe by quality standards through • The program is a public- • 8 species of reptiles improvements and supporting 78 feet of clarity by 2028. banning carbureted two- environmental improvement private partnership of 50 • 23 species of fish efforts to reduce fine sediments, stroke watercraft engines programs, land use and growth agencies and organizations nitrogen, and phosphorus HEALTHY FOREST. 110 –• Spearheaded the Basin-wide regulations, and natural • Approximately $1.5 billion has • Giving the built environment a 100 – Clarity Standard Environmental Improvement resource conservation plans. been invested since 1997 in HEALTHY LAKE. makeover and installing green (100 ft.) 90 – Program environmental restoration • Over a century of fire infrastructure to revitalize 80 – Clarity Challenge The adopted threshold (78 ft.) • Leveraging funds from the suppression has left Tahoe’s communities and reduce• Stabilized Lake clarity loss by categories include: 70 – Lake Clarity (ft.) leading the collective effort to federal, state, local, and private forests overstocked stormwater pollution 60 – 2010 Clarity save Lake Tahoe • Water Quality • Air Quality sectors is the strength of the EIP • Goal is to treat 68,000 acres • Providing incentives for mixed- 50 – (64 ft.)• Supported state and federal • Soil Conservation • Vegetation for forest fuel reduction and use town centers where people 40 – partner agencies in acquiring • Fisheries/Wildlife • Noise ecosystem restoration by 2018 can live, work, and play 30 – approximately 3,000 acres • Scenic Quality • Recreation • Property owners can remove • Improving safety and quality 20 – of sensitive land for trees up to 14” diameter of life with more bike and 10 – conservation since 1997 without a permit unless in pedestrian facilities 0– a sensitive area
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