Community Organizations

Coalition to Protect Lake Tahoe

The Coalition to Protect Lake Tahoe ​is dedicated to ensuring that Tahoe remains a beautiful place to live and to bring our families to visit. Members have spent decades striving to protect Tahoe’s deep blue waters and scenic beauty. We want to preserve this treasured place so that future generations will also enjoy coming to Tahoe to recreate and connect with nature. Members include the Sierra Club, Friends of the West Shore, Friends of Tahoe Vista, North Tahoe Citizen Action Alliance, North Tahoe Preservation Alliance, and Earthjustice.



Earthjustice works through the courts on behalf of citizen groups, scientists, and other parties to ensure government agencies and private interests follow the law. On Capitol Hill, Earthjustice works to protect and strengthen federal environmental laws and preserve special places, like the Arctic.


Friends of Tahoe Vista


Friends of Squaw Valley

Friends of Squaw Valley’s mission is to advocate for environmental sustainability, economic viability, and development that is aesthetically compatible with our community’s character.


Meyers Residents and Business Owners

An ad-hoc group of Meyers area residents and business owners who are concerned with new plans being proposed for the community have come together to help raise awareness of these plans to ensure their community has a say in the future of Meyers.


Mountain Area Preservation Foundation

The Mountain Area Preservation Foundation’s mission is to preserve the Truckee region’s community character and the natural environment for present and future generations.


North Tahoe Citizen Action Alliance

The NTCAA seeks to provide an ongoing voice for ordinary citizens. Planning the future of our communities and providing for communication and education on key issues affecting our communities is of prime importance. NTCAA serves the North Lake Tahoe area from Kings Beach to Tahoma. NTCAA is a tax-exempt California Public Benefit Nonprofit Corporation formed in May 2007, staffed by community volunteers. Membership is limited to those who subscribe to the NTCAA Goals and Objectives and are willing to participate in the organization’s activities.


North Tahoe Preservation Alliance

The Mission of the NTPA is to preserve the natural beauty and rustic character of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe and to perpetuate our easygoing lifestyle within this wild environment without promoting overdeveloped urbanization of existing commercial areas. The NTPA was formed after citizens became involved with several proposed and TRPA-endorsed (or approved) projects that did not fit the scale, character, or community interests of the North Shore, and it became clear a non profit corporation in Nevada was required for continued citizen’s involvement.


Protect Granite Chief

A citizen’s page for people who want to protect Granite Chief Wilderness Area and preserve it for future generations from a proposed Gondola and other development that would cut into the designated Wilderness Area and along the Five Lakes Boundary.


Save Tahoe Forests

This citizen’s website provides information for community members concerned with the proposed Martis Valley West Parcel Specific Plan and Brockway Campground projects, which aim to build new development on Tahoe’s undeveloped ridgeline in North Lake Tahoe.


Sierra Forest Legacy

Formed in 1996, as the Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign, the Campaign’s partners, including The Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, Friends of the River, and the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center, had been working independently on Sierra Nevada issues since the 1980s. The Campaign was formed with the primary goal of protecting and restoring Sierra Nevada national forests and to coordinate and focus the efforts of its member groups and maximize their effectiveness. In 2007, the Campaign changed its name to Sierra Forest Legacy to better reflect its expanded mission and vision of protecting Sierra Nevada forests and communities.


Sierra Nevada Alliance

Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities. Our mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. FOWS is a member group of the Sierra Nevada Alliance.


Sierra Watch

Sierra Watch organizes a shared commitment to the Sierra into effective conservation campaigns. Sierra Watch is built to ensure that big, lasting decisions are made for the right reasons, with the best information, and with the timeless values of the Sierra at heart.


Tahoe Area Sierra Club 

The Sierra Club is a nationwide non-profit conservation organization formed in 1892, with a mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth, to practice and promote responsible uses of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources, to educate and enlist humanity in the protection and restoration of the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives. The Tahoe Area Sierra Club is a member of both the Motherlode Chapter and Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club, and focuses on protection of the Lake Tahoe Basin.