Pathway representatives chosen |

Pathway representatives chosen

Gregory Crofton

Apparently a lot of people wanted to be part of the future of the Lake Tahoe Basin because in the end applications pored into the mailroom.

More than 80 people applied for a seat on the Pathway 2007 Public Participation Forum. A little more than 40 of them were chosen to spend the next three years assembling a long-term land and resource management plan for the basin.

Staff members from government agencies who work at Tahoe, residents from inside and outside the basin, and people from the business community will be part of the Pathway 2007, which will result in a plan that will guide Tahoe through 2027.

“It’s clear there is a great deal of public interest in the Pathway project,” said Julie Regan, a spokeswoman for Pathway 2007. “We received applications from extremely qualified individuals making the selection process difficult.”

The Public Participation Forum will act as a “collaborative negotiating group.” Forum meetings are open to the public. The first meeting is Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Lake Tahoe Community Conference Center.

All the energy funneled into the Pathway 2007 will result in regional plans that are consistent with one another for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, U.S. Forest Service, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

For more information about the massive planning effort, go to or call Regan at (775) 588-4547 ext. 237.

– Gregory Crofton can be reached at (530) 542-8045 or by e-mail at

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