2014 Tahoe Summit
The 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit was hosted by US Senator Diane Feinstein at the Vahalla Estate in South Lake Tahoe, California on August 19, 2014.
Image right: In conjunction with the annual Tahoe Summit, the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute publishes a report highlighting their collective research and outreach efforts in the Tahoe Basin.
Download the 2014 Tahoe Summit Report [PDF]
USGS won 8 awards in 7 categories (3-1st, 3-2nd & 2-Award of Excellence).
The USGS Lake Tahoe video, “Lake of the Sky: USGS Tahoe Basin Science”–U.S. Geological Survey, Stephen M. Wessells, Justin Pressfield, Haydon Lane, Tim Rowe–received first place gold screen award in category 29 “Educational Programs.” Continue reading
Maureen McCarthy has been named the Tahoe Science Consortium’s new executive director. Her environmental interests and her work to learn from and protect the environment have brought her to Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe’s fishery is among one of the least studied of all the large lakes in the world. Over time there have been a variety of stressors (e.g., introduction of species, eutrophication, nearshore habitat modification), which has altered the fishery. However, only a limited number of studies have been conducted to investigate these impacts or determine the status of a particular species. With little to no information on the status of fishery, in particular the nearshore components where most of the native littoral fish reside, scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno; Miami University in Ohio; and University of California, Davis TERC; have compiled information to determine: 1) the status of the nearshore fish community; 2) if there are quantifiable indicators and methodologies that can be created to determine the condition of the nearshore fishery; and 3) if ultraviolet radiation (UV) can be used to link nearshore and non-native fish ecology to the physical environment.
Download the Executive Summary of the NICHES–Development of nearshore fish indicators for Lake Tahoe project