The Tahoe Basin has gone through numerous challenges in the 150 years since the first settlers arrived. During the Comstock era our forests were completely decimated and then rampant development occurred during the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters have lost clarity and our near shore zone is being degraded due to storm water runoff and algae. The Tahoe Area Sierra Club is involved with these issues and many others.