Lake Tahoe EIP Project Tracker
TRPA launched the EIP in an effort to better implement the Regional Plan and highlighted it at the Presidential Forum at Lake Tahoe in 1997. Recognizing that capital investments, research, and monitoring were essential components of the Regional Plan, the EIP called for an initial investment of $908 million in capital projects and $58 million in research and monitoring over 10 years. The EIP also identified hundreds of specific projects and programs to be undertaken by more than 50 funding partners including federal, state, and local agencies, and the private sector. The projects were focused on improving air, water, and scenic quality, forest health, fish and wildlife, and public access to the Lake and other recreation areas. The prime directive of the EIP was to move the Tahoe Basin closer to environmental threshold attainment. Today, over 400 EIP projects have been completed and hundreds more are in progress, with over $1.8 billion of investment in the highest priority environmental improvement projects.
2016 EIP Accomplishments
The 2016 EIP accomplishments report is available. Check out the report to see a summary of our 2016 accomplishments.
Disclaimer: Data are provisional and subject to revision. Data will be updated over time as information becomes available.
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Project is the restoration/reconstruction of the existing public lake access and recreation site with water quality BMP's, enhanced pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and scenic improvements.
The Project area covers Sawmill Road from U.S. Highway 50 to Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Due to funding constraints and seasonal construction constraints, the Project was split into two Phases (2A and 2B). The Sawmill 2B Bike Path and Erosion Control Project area covers from U.S. Highway 50 to the end of Phase 2A near Echo View Drive. The Project connected to the existing multi-use path facility at U.S. Highway 50, installed erosion control best management practices (BMPs) and revegetation.
Project Overview Map
This map shows an overview of the approximate locations of EIP projects. To zoom into a specific area hold down the Shift key and drag a rectangle, or view the comprehensive map page.
“We have a shared responsibility to build on our commitment at all levels to be sure the Lake and its environs are protected.”
– President Bill Clinton, Lake Tahoe Presidential Forum, July 26, 1997
Launched in 1997, the Lake Tahoe EIP is a partnership of federal, state, and local agencies, private interests, and the Washoe Tribe, created to protect and improve the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. EIP Partners implement hundreds of projects a year in the following program areas: