In the grand natural arboretum of the Sierra Nevada, one of its hardiest and most underrated specimens stands as an enduring testament of time   [caption id="attachment_10646" align="alignright" width="600"] A twisted Sierra juniper on Carson Pass, photo by Tom Knudson[/caption] What I remember most about that hike near...

From its modest start in the early 1990s, the Truckee Donner Land Trust has grown to become a significant force for conservation   In a nondescript clearing surrounded by a ring of lodgepole pines stands a monument to the humble origins of a conservation powerhouse. The tucked-away...

Biologists for decades have studied the arrival of new species in the Tahoe Basin   On June 9, 2015, the El Dorado County Animal Services received an unprecedented call. They were asked to remove a large rattlesnake from underneath the porch of a home in the Bijou...

The League to Save Lake Tahoe engages lake lovers to help combat invasive species   The effort to keep Lake Tahoe scenic, clear and ecologically sound has been taken up by an army of advocates who are determined to allow future generations to revel in Tahoe’s beauty. ...

Scientists are studying the impacts of removing non-native mysid shrimp from Lake Tahoe's famously clear waters   Replacing one tiny critter that doesn’t belong in Lake Tahoe’s waters with an even smaller one that does could offer promising possibilities when it comes to restoring the lake’s threatened...

Tahoe-Truckee residents want renewable energy. Now, how do we get it?   Every seat was taken at the Town Council meeting in Truckee last November. The item on the agenda—a resolution for 100 percent renewable energy—was universally supported. Even in small towns, where roundabouts versus stoplights have...

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