Environmental Improvement Program
|Invasive Species Type||
No monitoring programs are yet associated with this indicator.
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Projects may report anticipated accomplishments when they are proposed. Below is a list of all expected project accomplishments identified in the system for this Indicator. Click on a project name to learn more details about the expected and actual reported accomplishments for that project.
Projects are required to report accomplishments on an annual basis. Below is a list of all reported project accomplishments identified in the system for this Indicator. Click a on project name to learn more details about the expected and actual reported accomplishments for that project.
Acres Treated for Invasive Species is reported as a Performance Measure in the EIP Project Tracker. Indicators used for EIP reporting are summarized in an annual report and highlighted each year during the Lake Tahoe Summit.
Control – To suppress, reduce or manage invasive species populations, prevent spread of invasive species from areas where they are present and take steps such as restoration of native species and habitats to reduce the effects of invasive species and to prevent further invasions.
Eradicate – To completely eliminate an invasive species from a specific part or all of the Tahoe Basin
Treatment area – The area on which actions have been performed specifically to control, manage or eradicate invasive species
Treatments performed should be reported by the end of December of each year, and treatments should be recorded only after they are complete, and regardless of their effectiveness. Treatment area should be rounded to the nearest tenth of an acre. If a certain area is treated twice, either for two different species or in two separate instances, both treatments should be reported.
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EIP Context data not provided.
Acres Treated for Invasive Species is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.
Inventories for the location and extent of invasive species are critical for managing and controlling the spread of those species. Inventories enable strategic investment of resources by allowing managers to prioritize control and eradication efforts to the highest risk areas. Inventorying invasive species also provides the opportunity to detect new locations of infestation before they become large and costly to control, reducing the cost and effort required to control invasives.
This indicator measures the number of sites infested with Eurasian Water Milfoil and Curly Leaf Pondweed in Lake Tahoe.