Lake Tahoe EIP

North Shore Sugar Pine Restoration for Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak Recovery

Project Number
02.02.01.0017
Action Priority
Restore Native Forest Communities
Implementers
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
Primary Contact
Patricia Maloney (pemaloney@ucdavis.edu)
Stage
Implementation
Duration
2017 - 2020
Forest Restoration Program Restore Native Forest Communities
Our project will collect seedlings from 100 local and diverse sugar pine trees from Crystal Bay to Tahoe City for reforestation and mountain pine beetle outbreak recovery. Five years of drought has resulted in significant mountain pine beetle-mediated mortality in sugar pine trees on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. We will collect and cultivate sugar pine seed and seedlings in 2017-2018 so that in 2020 2-year old seedlings can be out-planted at north shore restoration sites at Tahoe Vista (USFS, CTC Lands), Carnelian Bay (USFS, CTC Lands), Dollar Hill (CA State Parks and CTC lands), Tahoe City (USFS and CA State Park Lands), and Crystal Bay (NV State Lands and USFS), and private landowner's.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acres of Habitat Restored or Enhanced: 180 acres

Threshold Categories

  • Vegetation Preservation
Contract cone collector, Tom Burt, using a big shot to collect sugar pine cones on Lake Tahoe's north shore.
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Credit: http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Sugar-pine-forest-rehabilitation-begins-in-Tahoe-443343243.html Contract cone collector, Tom Burt, using a big shot to collect sugar pine cones on Lake Tahoe's north shore.

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