Environmental History of Lake Tahoe (America Through Time) (Paperback)

Environmental History of Lake Tahoe (America Through Time) By David Antonucci Cover Image


The story of Lake Tahoe is the story of people and the environment and their reciprocal influences. The environment shaped the lives of the early people of Tahoe, and later, people shaped the Tahoe environment. Native peoples, pioneers, and early visitors conformed to the environment's demands and existed in harmony with their surroundings. By 1860, loggers, hoteliers, ranchers, developers, and tourists imposed their demands on Tahoe's resources, forever changing it for the generations that followed. Early on, the motivation for resource exploitation for personal benefit prevailed but then collided with and became subordinate to rising beliefs in the preservation and appreciation of our natural resources. We see the current trajectory of the Lake Tahoe environment policy moving toward a balance between human needs and sustainability while coping impacts of climate change. This book follows the evolution of environmental change at Lake Tahoe as seen through the eyes of those who caused it and those who sought to prevent it.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781634994170
ISBN-10: 1634994175
Publisher: America Through Time
Publication Date: August 29th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: America Through Time