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The Truckee Donner Land Trust was established in 1990 to protect the area’s open space and to manage recreational activities on those lands in a sustainable manner.

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The Bay-Delta Ecosystem is Collapsing. Now California Has Dueling Plans to Save It


A long-awaited, controversial report weighs updates to standards that state officials say have failed to protect fish and wildlife. But environmentalists, Native tribes and others already are furious about how long this has taken—and the state is years away from taking action.

Why California Rivers Saw Fewer Harmful Algal Blooms This Year


Outbreaks have wreaked havoc on the state’s river ecosystems for years. But this year was different. Faster, colder river waters led to fewer outbreaks of the harmful algae.

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Forest Service seeking feedback on Basin Wide Trails Project

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has released the draft Environmental Assessment for the Basin Wide Trails Project which addresses trail system access and connectivity on National Forest...

Image caption: Dianne Feinstein began her career in government six years before current Gov. Gavin Newsom was born.
Dianne Feinstein Dies, ‘Charted Own Path’ in Legendary Career

Dianne Feinstein, California’s longtime senior U.S. senator, has died at age 90, after a legendary career in public life that began in 1961 and took off amidst the turbulent, violent era of San Francisco in the 1970s.

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Major meadow clean up along the Upper Truckee River in South Lake Tahoe

The City of South Lake Tahoe Police, Fire, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation departments, Clean Tahoe, Pack Rat and South Tahoe Refuse, along with private property owners, completed a major meadow trash/debris cleanup in the Truckee River Meadow North …

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NV Energy to continue Resilience Corridors Project work near Kings Beach and Incline Village using helicopter

INV Energy will be continuing work related to the NV Energy Resilience Corridors Project and the Natural Disaster Protection Plan by removing hazardous trees and ground vegetation in the area northeast of Kings Beach and west of Incline Village in …

Image caption: California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has a plan that may be the last chance to keep home insurers covering homes in the state.
New Plan to Fix Home Insurance Crisis: What You Need to Know

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara unveils a plan to shore up the California insurance market for homeowners. Insurers would return to wildfire zones, but would have an easier path to rate increases.

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Placer Fish and Game Commission Grant application period now open

The commission awards grants with a maximum value of $1,000 for each successful proposal. These grants are designated for projects aligned with the objectives outlined in the California Fish and Game Code, Section 13103.

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CAL FIRE using A.I. to help prevent the spread of wild fire

As part of a pilot project in partnership with the University of San Diego’s ALERTCalifornia System, the A.I. constantly monitors more than 1,000 camera feeds in search of anomalies (such as smoke).

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Tahoe Yellow Cress surveys underway in the Lake Tahoe Basin

The Tahoe Yellow Cress Adaptive Management Working Group's annual lake-wide monitoring surveys of Tahoe Yellow Cress in the Lake Tahoe Basin will continue throughout September across numerous land ownerships and on every beach where this rare plant is known to …

Image caption: As California's legislative session ends, lawmakers take no steps to address the state's fire insurance crisis.
Legislature Fails to Address California Fire Insurance Crisis

Legislators weren’t able to reach a compromise that helps insurers with wildfire risk while also protecting homeowners. Interest groups hope to find one in meetings this fall.

Image caption: With electric vehicles becoming more common, California's subsidy program is shifting to those who can least afford to buy one.
California to Focus Most Electric Car Rebates on Low-Income Buyers

Now that electric cars are mainstream, higher-income Californians will no longer qualify for state subsidies. Lower-income buyers could get up to $12,000.

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