Lake Tahoe EIP

Glen Alpine Watershed Habitat Restoration Project

Project Number
Action Priority
Restore and Protect Native Wildlife
U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Primary Contact
Joey Keely (
2020 - 2032
Forest Restoration Program Restore and Protect Native Wildlife
Project will complete environmental documentation to restore habitat in the Glen Alpine Watershed and support life history requirements of federally listed species. Glen Alpine Creek drains 16 square miles of Desolation Wilderness and is the primary inlet to Fallen Leaf Lake. It contains occupied habitat for Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (endangered) as well as designated critical habitat. Recovery efforts for the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout (LCT) are ongoing in the lower watershed. The presence of nonnative trout threaten LCT. Glen Alpine watershed has been identified by the Tahoe Basin Recovery Implementation Team as a priority watershed to support LCT.

Key Accomplishments

Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project

Threshold Categories

  • Fisheries
  • Wildlife

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