The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) recently awarded the City of South Lake Tahoe and NCE, a 2013 Best in the Basin award for the Pioneer Trail Pedestrian Improvements. The continuing expansion of providing our services in the Tahoe Basin, plus the collaboration between TRPA, City of South Lake Tahoe and NCE resulted in this prestigious award. NCE’s services included development of preliminary and final design plans, specifications, and cost estimates; Stormwater Multi-Application Reporting and Tracking System (SMARTS) database set up and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan. Project implementation included extensive public outreach, facilitation of rights of entry on privately owned parcels within the project area, and compliance with Caltrans (E-76 Documentation). NCE also provided engineering support services during construction.