Sierra Summit

Conversations and observations about California's mountains

February 19, 2010
Reflections on Lake Tahoe
We all know Lake Tahoe is a place of stunning beauty. 
But that beauty also masks big problems facing the lake these days, from aging, polluting urban development to high unemployment and the threat of invasive aquatic species. 
Last September, Joanne Marchetta, executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, gave a remarkable speech about the state of Lake Tahoe is which she addressed many of the challenges 

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The Author
Tom Knudson lives in the Sierra Nevada and travels widely throughout the range. His hobbies include fly-fishing, backpacking and cross-country skiing. He is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes, one for a 1992 Sacramento Bee series "Sierra in Peril," a watershed work about environmental threats to the mountain range. E-mail Tom at

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