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Pacific Southwest Research Station
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Evaluating Effects of Ski Resorts on the American Marten
This study will evaluate whether recreational activities at ski resorts have significant effects on populations of the American marten (Martes americana). The marten is a carnivorous mammal that is designated as a "sensitive" species by the Forest Service and a "species of special concern" by the California Deprtment of Fish and Game.
Marten photo by Annie Mazzoni
Full Title: The effects of ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region of California on population dynamics of the American marten
Objectives: The project seeks to answer whether ski resorts have a net negative, neutral, or positive effect on marten populations in the Lake Tahoe region by comparing differences between ski areas and control areas in terms of:
Sites: (see figure)
Timeframe: October 2008 through December 2011 (3 years)
Expected date of final products: December 2011.
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