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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Identifying spatially explicit reference conditions for forest landscapes in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Final Report [pdf]
Please contact Dr. Alan Taylor with questions regarding the reports and additional data files associated with this project.
The overall goal of this project was to develop spatially-explicit reference conditions for pre-Comstock forest landscapes and associated fire regimes for the Lake Tahoe Basin that can be used by land managers in the ecosystem restoration planning and implementation process. An understanding of the spatial variability in pre-Comstock forest characteristics is essential for understanding if and how planned stand-level activities (mechanical fuel treatments, prescribed burning, etc.) scale up and contribute to restoration of functioning forest landscapes (i.e., wildlife habitat, forest health, hydrologic conditions, etc.).
A mismatch between the cumulative effects of stand level treatments in contemporary forests and spatial variability in pre-Comstock vegetation patterns may fail to achieve the goal of restoring fire resilient functioning landscapes. The specific objectives of this project were to:
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