Ways To Contribute
Signs can be customized with other wildlife images and wording
Wildlife use creeks as Corridors, so if you live on or near a creek you may see more wildlife as they make their way from the mountains to the Lake. Aside from corridors, wildlife roam through their Habitat which humans now share.
These signs serve as a reminder to please be respectful and give wildlife the space and safety they need to survive in corridors and habitats. On the side of a bear box they also help visitors understand why trash control is important.
Each 2-piece wildlife sign is cut from 14 or 16 gauge sheet metal.
The Lake part is 16″ x 30″, powder-coated blue.
The front part is 11.5″ x 16″ and left unfinished (and can be ordered as a stand alone or with a different shape behind it, for those living outside the Tahoe Watershed). you can just order the front piece and have it powder-coated a color of your choice.
Proceeds from the sale support the non-profit organizations making this possible (through ongoing educational efforts and wildlife sanctuaries.
Holiday bling with a song to sing
The indigenous Washo people of Lake Tahoe sang blessings for the land, water, wildlife and air they all shared. The bear was their ‘brother’ and the lake was the ‘womb of their mother’ These handmade ornaments designed by local artisans seek to create a colorful reminder of how relevant that heritage is today. May these dress up your holidays while inspiring songs of gratitude for the land, water, wildlife and air we still all share!
Lake Tahoe Bear Keychains
Designed and LASER cut by Tahoe artist, this Bear Keychain is a tribute to Jasper and her cubs (a local bear family who had a tragic ending due to ignorance about the true nature of Tahoe bears). The Washo people (original stewards of Tahoe) did not hunt bears, the talked to them, as each went their business living in the watershed.
We believe Tahoe bears have retained this perspective of humans as they meander creek corridors seeking water, food, shelter, along with places to sun, rest and play. We have since moved into their habitat, so the best way to peacefully co-exist, (and even get lucky to view them) is thru respect and gratitude for the land, water and air we both share.
Made from Baltic Birch, size across is 2.5″
(contact us directly for larger quantities that can be customized with your business logo on the back)
Your purchase helps promote this walk of awareness – thank you!
We are a 501 (C) 3 organization dedicated to the preservation of Lake Tahoe and her inhabitants.