Destination Stewardship

Tourism that does no harm.

Destination stewardship happens when local expertise connects you to the 8 Wonders of Tahoe: sky, water, plant, land, wildlife, community, culture, and heritage, with fun, enlightening and low-carbon activities (GeoTrack). When you feel connected to something – you care and seek to protect it. The Tahoe Geotourism Expo   welcomes and hosts you to native, local, unique regional attractions, activities and adventures, that enrich your connection while reducing your carbon footprint. Each GeoTrack is designed to be fun, enlightening and low-carbon! Sign up for a Geotour track now to experience this difference CLICK HERE


Sustainable Tahoe, a local non-profit, with the support of patrons and partners, seeks to demonstrate a tourism model of long-term economic prosperity that includes environmental integrity. Sustainable Tahoe facilitates collaborations between nonprofits, government agencies, and local businesses to develop and host GeoTrack =1,2 or 3 fun, educational and low-carbon activities that connect you to the 8 Wonders.


What is Geotourism?

Geotourism creates opportunities for locals and visitors to explore while preserving the destination’s environment and enhancing local culture. According to National Geographic “Geotourism incorporates the concept of sustainable tourism — that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations — while allowing for ways to protect a place’s character.”

When ‘conservation becomes cool’ … ‘preservation will become profitable’ as visitors have more reasons to stay longer, return sooner and share stories that inspire others to join in the experience. This will shift Tahoe’s tourism industry to a stewardship model that includes four seasons of enriching and unique experiences that will support long-term holistic prosperity while achieving 100 feet of Lake Tahoe water clarity. To learn more about geotourism CLICK HERE

From the Director:

The goal of the Tahoe Expo is to build a sustainable and prosperous future for the region by harmonizing tourism with the natural environment. The Expo features local expertise to welcome and host you to life-changing adventures and the businesses who incorporate sustainability as part of their business model. The ‘Eat, Sleep Shop’ businesses supporting these adventures will reap the revenue they seek while preserving the water we all love.

To the water,

Jacquie Chandler,
Executive Director, Sustainable Tahoe