Who We Are

The Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan acknowledges that the land to which DaɁaw (Lake Tahoe) belongs, is the homeland of the wá∙šiw (Washoe) people, that the Washoe are the original stewards of the land in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin, since time immemorial. The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California has maintained their role as environmental stewards of the Lake Tahoe Basin (despite policies that sought to eradicate them) by continuing to advocate for their homelands and to protect, respect, and take care. ʔuwaʔáŋawi (Thank you) for participating in this process and your ongoing commitment and support of this initiative.

An unprecedented collaboration of public and private sector organizations from the greater Tahoe region have come together to develop a shared vision and destination stewardship plan to better manage outdoor recreation and visitation. For the first time, regional land managers, local governments, visitors authorities, the Washoe Tribe, and non-profits are working together on a coordinated destination management framework that will inspire all to take care of Tahoe.

Destination Stewardship Council Members

Travel North Tahoe Nevada

Andy Chapman, CEO/President

Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Carol Chaplin, President & Chief Executive Officer

North Tahoe Community Alliance

Tony Karwowski, CEO/President

Visit Truckee-Tahoe

Colleen Dalton, CEO

Visit Reno Tahoe

Ben McDonald, Director of Communications

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

Herman Fillmore

Tahoe Prosperity Center

Heidi Hill-Drum, CEO

Tahoe Chamber

Steve Teshara, Director of Government Relations

Tahoe Fund

Amy Berry, CEO

Tahoe Prosperity Center

Heidi Hill-Drum, CEO

Vail Resorts

Tom Fortune

Palisades Tahoe

Dee Byrne

California Tahoe Conservancy

Kevin Prior, Chief Administrative Officer
Chris Mertens, Senior Environmental Planner

City of South Lake Tahoe

John Stark, Parks and Recreation Director

El Dorado County

Brendan Ferry, Deputy Director Tahoe Planning

Placer County

Stephanie Holloway, Tahoe Operations Manager, County Executive Office

Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation

Denise Beronio, Administrator
Kendal Scott, Outdoor Education Lead

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Julie Regan, Executive Director
Devin Middlebrook, Government Affairs Manager
Jeff Cowen, Public Information Officer

USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Erick Walker, Forest Supervisor
Daniel Cressy, Public Services Staff Officer

Washoe County

Brian Beffort, Sustainability Manager

Nevada Tahoe Resource Team

Kevin Fromherz

Partial of funding for this project provided by the Nevada Lake Tahoe License Plate Program.