Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Lake Tahoe Basin Best Management Practices

The intent of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Lake Tahoe Basin is to help developed landscapes better mimic their natural surroundings, thereby reducing the amount of sediment and nutrients that flow into Lake Tahoe. Developed landscapes can be retrofitted with BMPs to mitigate erosion at its source and meet the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) BMP retrofit ordinance. With careful planning and maintenance of your property, you can limit the amount of sediment and nutrients that are entering our waterways.

Tahoe RCD BMP Assistance

The Tahoe RCD is no longer offering BMP plans or final inspections. Please visit the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Stormwater Program website TahoeBMP.org  Or call their hotline at 775-589-5202 for BMP resource information. 

You can now get small BMP retrofit plans approved electronically!! Homeowners, contractors, and consultants can submit plans for small BMP retrofit proposals that disturb less than 7 cubic yards and get an approval online http://tahoebmp.org/SmallBMPRetro.aspx

If you have a past BMP evaluation that was done by the Tahoe RCD and would like a copy of your evaluation please contact info@tahoercd.org with the subject line “BMP evaluation copy” or call us at 530-543-1501 ext.113

Thank you for taking action to stop stormwater pollution in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Learn more about what you can do to stop stormwater pollution on our webpage and follow us on Facebook@TahoeRCD

All our services are grant funded and subject to change.

Thank you! 

BMP Swale at Tahoe Fly Fishing

BMP Vegetated Slope Retaining Wall

What you can do?

Tahoe Friendly Landscape and BMPs from Tahoe BMP on Vimeo.