Local Groups

The list below provides information and links to organizations devoted to the positive use and well-being of the Truckee River in Northern Nevada.

  • ACTIONN (Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada): Develops the leadership of people of faith at the grassroots level to achieve power for positive systemic change. Bringing people together across racial, economic, and religious lines.
  • Bureau of Land Management, NevadaThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may best be described as a small agency with a big mission: To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
  • Bureau of ReclamationEstablished in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, power plants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West.
  • Community Foundation of Western NevadaEstablished in 1998 as a Nevada nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has distributed over $70 million in grants and scholarships from more than 220 charitable funds to strengthen our Nevada home.
  • Gillian’s Guide Service: Gilligan’s Guide Service runs guided fly fishing trips year round on the Truckee River in California and Nevada, west and east of Reno, and on the Little Truckee River, two of the finest trout fisheries in the West.
  • Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful: In 2014, KTMB celebrated 25 years of stewardship in Northern Nevada and is more dedicated than ever to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.
  • Nature Conservancy in Nevada: The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
  • Nevada Department of Wildlife: The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is the state agency responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters.
  • Nevada Floods: The Nevada Flood Awareness Committee formed in late 2013 to raise awareness among Nevadans that serious flooding occurs regularly in our state, and that there are steps residents can take to mitigate the risk. The objectives of the committee are to effectively disseminate flood, flood preparedness and flood insurance information to Nevadans through annual activities in northern and rural Nevada and NevadaFloods.org.
  • Nevada Land Trust: The Nevada Land Trust (NLT), established in 1998 as Nevada Land Conservancy, is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving and protecting Nevada’s open spaces and special places for future generations.
  • The Nevada Rock Art Foundation: The Nevada Rock Art Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that actively promotes the protection of prehistoric rock art in Nevada and surrounding areas. The Foundation implements its mission through programs that improve archaeological knowledge of rock art and raise public awareness of rock art’s heritage significance.
  • Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission: The NNWPC is a technical advisory group that reports to the WRWC.  For information regarding NNWPC Member Agencies, click here.  For contact information, click here.
  • Our Town Reno: A collective, multimedia street reporting project by concerned citizens and UNR students on issues facing Reno’s homeless and our city’s most vulnerable.
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe: The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has a government to government relationship with the federal government. Therefore, the Tribe contracts with or receives grants directly from federal agencies or the state of Nevada, to provide services to the Tribal members and residents of the Reservation. The revenue generated by the Tribe is used to support local Tribal government activities and to supplement the programs that provide direct services to the Tribal members or residents.
  • Reimagine Reno: Reimagine Reno is a public engagement process to create a new Master Plan for the City of Reno.
  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony: The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony is a sovereign nation.  Its tribal government includes an elected chairman and an eight-member council which serves as the governing body per the RSIC Constitution. The constitution gives the Tribal Council the authority and responsibility to raise revenues, incur expenses, enter into contracts, borrow money, administer funds, purchase land, and provide services for the general welfare and benefit of the Colony tribal and community members.
  • The Riverwalk District: Take a stroll along the Riverwalk and savor Reno’s exciting urban renaissance. You’ll find shopping, restaurants, bars and taverns, entertainment, lodging, even a whitewater park – all in a safe, fun, friendly area that celebrates Reno’s arts, culture, and history 365 days a year.
  • Sierra Nevada Journeys: Sierra Nevada Journeys is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that delivers innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.
  • Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway: The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a vision of following the Truckee River by foot or by bicycle from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake.
  • Trout Unlimited, Sagebrush Chapter: To protect, reconnect, restore & sustain all cold water fisheries, and their watersheds, in Northern Nevada & the eastern Sierra Nevada. We hope you can join us in achieving these goals.
  • Truckee Donner Land Trust: The Land Trust works with landowners, federal, state and local governments, and the public-at-large, to create win-win situations for private and public interests. We carry out our mission by negotiating land acquisitions, easements and land exchanges.
  • Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation: Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) based in Reno, Nevada, is an incorporated, nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by members of the community concerned about the economic impact on parks within the geographic area known as Truckee Meadows. TMPF strives to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the Truckee Meadows by ensuring the long-term sustainability and improvement of our parks.
  • Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group: The Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group helps federal, state, and local agencies and concerned residents fight weeds in Reno, Sparks, and southern Washoe County, Nevada.
  • Truckee River Flood Project: The Truckee River Flood Management Project is a joint effort among the cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and numerous other stakeholders to reduce the devastating impacts of flooding in the Truckee Meadows, Nevada.
  • Truckee River Fly Fishers: We are dedicated to improving and promoting the sport of fly fishing in the state of Nevada.  We promote and encourage the conservation of game fish, especially wild trout through the betterment of streams, lakes and rivers everywhere
  • Truckee River Guide: Truckee River Guide is an interactive field guide and community wildlife mapping project.  Use this site to learn about local species of plants and animals, then submit your own photos and observations to help create a public record of wildlife presence along the Truckee River.
  • Truckee River Keepers: There is no water. Leave the fish alone and grab some trash.
  • Truckee River Operating Agreement: This website is intended to summarize or package hydrologic and water accounting data necessary for efficient management of the Truckee Basin reservoir and river system.
  • Truckee River Watershed Council: We identify, coordinate, fund and implement restoration, prevention and monitoring projects directly related to the health, beauty, and economy of the watershed. Combining ecological principals and a deep understanding of our region’s values, we focus on the root causes of threats to the Truckee River watershed.
  • Truckee River Webcam: This webcam, located beside the USGS stream-gaging station on the Truckee River at Tahoe City (see map), gives a panoramic view of the river near the Lake Tahoe Dam and the Fanny Bridge on Highway 89.
  • Truckee River Yacht Club: The Truckee River Yacht Club, founded in 1988, works to protect the Truckee River for all of us — human, fish and wildlife.
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Office: The Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office’s mission is to conserve the natural biological diversity of the Great Basin, eastern Sierra and the Mojave Desert. The office works closely with many partners to conserve and recover Nevada native species throughout the state.
  • Water Use Estimator: Ever wonder how much water you and your family use for activities like showers, washing dishes and watering plants? Answer the questions in this water use estimator to find out, and then explore Southern Nevada Water Authority’s tips for changes you can make around your house that can help you conserve water.