Details on basin funding on Internet | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Details on basin funding on Internet

Gregory Crofton

Information that details how $37.5 million has been recommended to be spent on environmental improvements at Tahoe is available on the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Web site.

The Forest Service is accepting public comment on the list of projects it has put in line to receive a portion of the funding.

The list of projects, established by the Forest Service and a public group called the Federal Advisory Committee, still must be approved by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

The Lake Tahoe Basin will receive $37.5 million a year from the federal government for eight years as part of the Environmental Improvement Program, an initiative created in 1997 to fund erosion control and other environmental projects at the basin.

The federal money is generated through the sale of public land outside of Las Vegas. Public comments on the recommended project list will be accepted until May 14. The information is located under “Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act” at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu.


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