Reflecting on Environmental Stewardship Ahead of Stewardship Week – NTCA
Reflecting on Environmental Stewardship Ahead of Stewardship Week

Mon | Apr 22, 2024

Reflecting on Environmental Stewardship Ahead of Stewardship Week

The National Association of Conservation Districts’ Stewardship Week, an annual program since 1955, stands as one of the nation’s largest initiatives dedicated to promoting the conservation of natural resources. Between the last Sunday in April and the first Sunday in May, this week-long event reminds us of our responsibilities to safeguard our precious natural resources. With today’s environmental challenges, resilient forests are indispensable in fostering a sustainable world. This year’s theme, “May the Forest Be with You, Always”, signifies our commitment to responsible forest stewardship, emphasizing their enduring strength and adaptability.

During NTCA’s April edition of the First Tuesday Breakfast Club, Kerri Timmer, Regional Forest Health Coordinator, Agriculture, Parks and Natural Resources Placer County, shared information about the county’s forest health program, focusing on wildfire risk reduction and the use of the Land Tender tool for prioritizing work. Discussion followed her presentation about the challenges of working with federal agencies, the importance of continuity in projects, and the potential of the county’s forest coverage for better attention.

Environmental Stewardship is a key element of NTCA’s mission. As an active partner in the collaborative development of the Basin-wide Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan, the NTCA is activating the plan’s vision and actions in its efforts to better manage outdoor recreation and tourism. The robust plan’s goals also include ensuring the sustainability and preservation of an iconic natural treasure and our local community.

Learn more about NTCA’s role in the Destination Stewardship plan, as well as how TOT-TBID Dollars at work go towards projects and programs that cultivate environmental stewardship and tourism impact mitigation in the North Lake Tahoe Region.

To learn more about Earth Day festivals in North Lake Tahoe, visit Plus, locals and visitors alike can take the Traveler Responsibility Pledge to share a commitment to preserving the natural wonders of the Lake Tahoe region.