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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
The effects of ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe Region of California on population dynamics of the American marten
Marten photo by Annie Mazzoni
Final Report [pdf]
Please contact Keith Slauson with questions regarding the final report.
The overall goal of this project was to identify whether ski resorts have a net negative, neutral, or positive effect on Pacific marten (Martes caurina) populations in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada. From 2009-2011, the project team investigated the effects of developed ski areas on the distribution and population dynamics of Pacific martens. The study included the comparison of three ski areas with three paired control study areas. Using hair snares (winter) and live traps (summer), martens were systematically identified or captured at each study area to determine occupancy and demographic characteristics.
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