The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency cooperatively leads the effort to preserve, restore and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe region now and in the future.
To accomplish our mission, we work on numerous issues that relate to the environment of Lake Tahoe. Click on any of the buttons above to find out more about what we are doing to protect this precious national treasure.
The Big Picture
TRPA is Changing for the Better. The Agency believes that Lake Tahoe’s pristine environment can be protected without sacrificing economic health and quality of life for the people who live and visit here. Our goal is to create a healthy, sustainable place that will be enjoyed for generations to come. TRPA recognizes the importance of improving the environment as well as the economy and the social well being of our community. The Agency has made a commitment to improving public service and relying on the latest scientific information to guide policy decisions. To ensure the highest level of service and to adapt to changes in the Tahoe Basin, TRPA re-evaluates its programs annually and sets five-year targets.
Why TRPA Exists
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is a unique entity created by a Compact
between the states of Nevada and California, sanctioned by the U.S. Congress, to protect and restore the environment of Lake Tahoe. The Compact defines the
extent of TRPA’s authority and purpose.
Vision and Mission
Our vision is to have a lake and environment that is clean, healthy and
sustainable for the community and future generations. Our mission is to
cooperatively lead the effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique
natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region now and in the future.
What We Do
its mandate, the TRPA created and adopted a set of “environmental threshold
carrying capacities” (thresholds) for the Region in 1982. The Compact directs
the Agency to meet and maintain the thresholds and authorizes it to work through a variety of means including land use regulations, growth management, capital improvement programs, and resource management plans.
Core ValuesEnvironmental Protection
As TRPA staff carries out its mission, these are the beliefs and values guiding our actions and policies:
Public Service & Professionalism
Teamwork & Collaboration