The survey collected feedback from nearly 25-hundred people.
They ranked preventing wildfires, increasing protection of wildlife
and improving the lake's water quality as high priorities. Tahoe
Regional Planning Agency spokeswoman Julie Regan says focus groups
were also concerned about so-called monster homes.
"Their concerned with perhaps homes that they view as too large
to blend in with the natural landscape. Although when we tested
that opinion in the telephone surveys it did not rise to the same
level of intensity as say things like protecting the lake from
The survey found that sightseeing is the number one reason
people visit Lake Tahoe. The other main activities people engage in
at the lake are eating at restaurants, visiting casinos for shows
or to gamble and hiking or biking on trails around the lake, in
Steve Milne - KXJZ news.