Basics
Acres Treated for Invasive Species
Action
Project
Acre (acres)
The amount of terrestrial and aquatic habitat treated to eradicate or control invasive species. Treatments include hand removal, vacuum-assisted removal, installing bottom barriers, chemical treatments and other methods. Eradication and control of invasive species has far-reaching effects on the biologic integrity of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, Lake Tahoe clarity, and special status species, allowing native species to flourish and the full range of ecosystems processes to occur.
This Indicator is reported in the following LT Info areas:
Accomplishments
Acres Treated for Invasive Species
By: Invasive Species Type
Name Options
Invasive Species Type
Aquatic, Terrestrial

No monitoring programs are yet associated with this indicator.

This indicator is related to the following Threshold Reporting Categories. Click the help icon to learn more about a Reporting Category.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
Lake Habitat
Stream Habitat
Quality of Recreation Experience and Access to Recreational Opportunities
Aquatic Invasive Species
Nearshore (Littoral) Lake Tahoe

Associated Programs data not provided.

Expected Project Accomplishments

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Reported Project Accomplishments

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.

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View EIP Info Sheet

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.

Reporting Guidance

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.

Project Reporting guidance not yet defined
Programs
01.04 - Invasive Species
EIP Context

EIP Context data not provided.

View in Sustainability Dashboard

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.