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Laurel W. Ames Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC1344
The Laurel W. Ames Papers contains materials created and collected by Ames while working with a variety of organizations in the Lake Tahoe basin whose primary goal was to protect Lake Tahoe from overdevelopment and urbanization. The largest two series in this collection are Series 2 and Series 3, which relate to the League to Save Lake Tahoe, an organization Ames worked with for more than 20 years, and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Additionally, a small amount of material relating to Pathway 2007, a collaborative management system for the Lake Tahoe basin, and information on the Homewood Mountain Ski Resort Lawsuit that took place from 2008-2013.

Dates

  • 1971-2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Overview

Laurel Ames is a long-time resident of South Lake Tahoe who has worked with various agencies dedicated to the use and conservation of Lake Tahoe including The League to Save Lake Tahoe, the California Water Quality Control Board, Sierra Club, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. The collection contains materials created and collected by Ames while working with organizations in the Lake Tahoe basin whose primary goal was to protect Lake Tahoe from overdevelopment and urbanization.

Biographical Note

Laurel Ames is a long-time resident of South Lake Tahoe who has worked with various agencies dedicated to the use and conservation of Lake Tahoe. Ames began her career as a stringer for the San Francisco Chronicle and became interested in the political origins and early actions of the development of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). About a year after she began writing about the TRPA, she left the San Francisco Chronicle to work with the League to Save Lake Tahoe to cover the TRPA.

Over the next 40 years, Ames worked with the League to Save Lake Tahoe, serving as the Executive Director, to pass legislation, conduct scientific studies, and coordinate political efforts to protect Lake Tahoe from overdevelopment and degradation.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series: 1) Homewood Mountain Ski Resort Lawsuit; 2) Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board; 3) League to Save Lake Tahoe; 4) PATHWAY 2007; 5) Lake Tahoe Regional Plan 2012 Update; 6) Miscellaneous Publications; 7) Sierra Club Volunteer; 8) Michael Donahoe's Tahoe Area Sierra Club Papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Laurel Ames in September 2018. Additional material received in December 2018.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Laurel W. Ames Papers
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
December 2018
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)