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18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit

2014 Tahoe Summit

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]

NICHES Executive Summary

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