Lake Tahoe EIP

Sugar Pine Restoration in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Project Number
02.02.01.0008
Action Priority
Restore Native Vegetation and Forest Communities
Implementers
Sugar Pine Foundation, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Primary Contact
Maria Mircheva (maria@sugarpinefoundation.org)
Stage
Implementation
Duration
2005 - 2025
Forest Restoration Program Restore Native Vegetation and Forest Communities
This project aims to restore sugar pines in key locations in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Sugar pines are native trees plagued by a non-native invasive fungus called blister rust and their numbers have decreased dramatically. Volunteers and field crews plant sugar pine seedlings progeny of blister rust resistant trees in order to restore their numbers to historical forest composition.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acres of Habitat Restored or Enhanced: 2,433 acres

Threshold Categories

  • Vegetation Preservation
Girl holding a Sugar Pine seedling
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Credit: JustineLureva Photography Girl holding a Sugar Pine seedling

Location