Recent Stories | SierraSun.com

Recent Stories - Environment




Tahoe Fund issues call for 2020 environmental projects

December 5, 2019

The nonprofit Tahoe Fund has opened its annual call for projects that offer solutions to environmental challenges impacting Lake Tahoe. Specifically interested in supporting projects designed to improve lake clarity, expand outdoor recreation opportunities, reduce...




Bear killed in Tahoe Vista sparks community outrage

November 15, 2019

A bear that was trapped and killed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife early Friday morning has sparked outrage in the community after the Bear League posted about the events on its Facebook page.




The survivors: Sugar pine trees and the future forest

November 15, 2019

California’s drought and bark-beetle infestation killed more than 129 million trees between 2012 and 2016 in the Sierra Nevada. But amid the devastation stood some survivors. At the time, University of California, Davis biologist Patricia...


Prescribed fire operations continue in Tahoe Basin

November 7, 2019

If weather and conditions permit, North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, along with California State Parks may continue prescribed fire operations during the next several weeks in the Tahoe Basin. Fall and...



Amphitheater, restoration planned for Donner State Park

October 25, 2019

The century old Pioneer Monument at the east end of Donner Lake may get a makeover along with a 100-person amphitheater. “We believe that the state parks in this region are unique cultural and natural...


Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team: Can your ashes

October 25, 2019

As the temperature drops outside, and locals and visitors begin using fireplaces and heating stoves, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels team is offering a few safety tips and precautions. Heating equipment and improper ash disposal...





Truckee River Day coming in October

October 3, 2019

Truckee River Watershed Council is gearing up for the 24th annual Truckee River Day, where Truckee community members work with the council to restore the river and surrounding meadows and wetlands. “I think many of...