02.01.01.0081 - Sugar Pine Restoration in the Lake Tahoe Basin
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.
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The main planting locations are: Angora fire, Emerald Fire, Gondola Fire, Zephyr Cove Park, Spooner Summit, North Canyon, Tunnel Creek, Snow Creek, Burton Creek SP, Ward Creek, General Creek, Sugar Pine Point SP, DL Bliss SP, Emerald Bay SP, and LTCC.