Nevada Tahoe Program
State Lands leads the state's programs to protect forests, wildlife, water quality and enhance recreational facilities at Lake Tahoe. The Nevada Tahoe Resource Team (NTRT) is the interagency team coordinated by State Lands that is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural environment in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The team consists of eight members: five from State Lands; one from the Division of Forestry; one from the Department of Wildlife; and one from the Division of State Parks.
The NTRT is part of the wide network of agencies and groups working in the Tahoe Basin to implement the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP). The cost of implementing the EIP has been apportioned between the Federal Government, the states of Nevada and California, local governments, and private property owners. Since the 2009 Legislative Session, Nevada’s commitment to the EIP is $182 million.
The NTRT is responsible for implementing Nevada's share of the EIP and is coordinating and conducting a wide range of projects designed to improve water quality, control erosion, restore natural watercourses, improve forest health and wildlife habitat, and provide recreational opportunities. Tahoe EIP grant funds are available to state agencies, local jurisdictions, and some nonprofit organizations.
Through the NTRT, State Lands administers a variety of other Tahoe programs including the Urban Lot Management Program, the Nevada Lake Tahoe License Plate Program, and the Nevada Land Bank.