Is one of the worlds most treasured lakes at an ecological tipping point? Dr. Darcie Goodman-Collins of Keep Tahoe Blue explores the history of Lake Tahoe’s clarity and what the future holds for the clarity of the Lake. What can humans do to maintain the beauty and clarity of this Lake given climate change? As chief executive officer of Keep Tahoe Blue, Darcie is responsible for mobilizing the League to achieve the most effective protection of Lake Tahoe. She oversees all aspects of the organization’s management, leadership, and strategy. Darcie serves as an ambassador to advocate for the Lake with state and federal leaders, and ensures the League’s advocacy is grounded in the best available science.
Darcie earned her PhD at the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation addressed the chemical, biological and ecological character of water bodies to determine how environmental science can integrate with community engagement to inform public policy. Prior to joining the League, Darcie had served as Habitat Restoration Director for Save the Bay and had provided research support for the UCDavis and the University of California, Santa Barbara, monitoring lake and stream chemistry and ecology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx