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General Technical Report

Title: Lake Tahoe Watershed Assessment: Volume II. Appendices

Volume I is PSW-GTR-175

Author: Murphy, Dennis D.; Knopp, Christopher M., technical editors.

Date: 2000

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-176. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture; 753 p.

Station ID: GTR-PSW-176

Description: This watershed assessment of the Lake Tahoe basin in northern California and Nevada is the first attempt to collate, synthesize, and interpret available scientific information with a comprehensive view toward management and policy outcomes. The seven-chapter report presents new and existing information in subject areas pertinent to policy development and land and resource management in the basin, including environmental history, air quality, watershed dynamics and water quality, biological integrity, and socioeconomic conditions. Key findings report the extent of recent climatic changes, historic accounts of past environmental disturbances, state of our understanding of why the Lake’s clarity is declining, significant role that air quality plays in the decline, and an initial nutrient budget for nitrogen and phosphorous that are believed to fuel algae growth. In addition, important new work related to old-growth forests, the risk of wildfire and the conservation of biological diversity in the basin have helped to broaden our perspective of the interrelated nature of the environmental challenge facing the basin. Detailed analysis of institutional arrangements and capacities in the Lake Tahoe basin is presented in the context of environmental decision-making.

Key Words: environmental history, air quality, water quality, biotic integrity, socioeconomics, adaptive management, California, Nevada

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Volume II Appendix

Front Matter, Volume II (311 KB)

Table of Contents, Volume II (58 KB)

Appendix A: Wildland Fire Susceptibility Analysis (429 KB)
Don Carlton, Kelly Berger, Steve Holl, and Mark Finney

Appendix B: Aquatic Ecosystem Ratings for the Sierra Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin (601 KB)
Jeffrey Reiner and Craig Oehrli

Appendix C: Accounts of Focal Aquatic Ecosystems and Ecologically Significant Areas (496 KB)
Matthew D. Schlesinger and Erik M. Holst, editors

Appendix D: Details of Models of Riparian Biodiversity and Community Diversity (438 KB)
Matthew D. Schlesinger and J. Shane Romsos

Appendix E: Vascular Plants of the Lake Tahoe Basin (684 KB)
Erik M. Holst and Sheryl L. Ferguson

Appendix F: Nonvascular Plants of the Lake Tahoe Basin (292 KB)
Erik M. Holst and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix G: Vertebrate Species of the Lake Tahoe Basin (1.7 MB)
Matthew D. Schlesinger and J. Shane Romsos

Appendix H: Invertebrates of the Lake Tahoe Basin (2.8 MB)
Erik M. Holst and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix I: Fungi of the Lake Tahoe Basin (1.1 MB)
Erik M. Holst and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix J: Historical Changes in Vertebrate Species Composition (734 KB)
J. Shane Romsos, Matthew D. Schlesinger, and Patricia N. Manley

Appendix K: Focal Vascular Plant Species of the Lake Tahoe Basin (345 KB)
Patricia N. Manley and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix L: Designation of Focal Vertebrate Species for the Lake Tahoe Basin (255 KB)
Patricia N. Manley and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix M: Imperilment and Vulnerability of Lake Tahoe Basin Terrestrial Vertebrates (1.3 MB)
Patricia N. Manley and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix N: Focal Vertebrates of the Lake Tahoe Basin (501 KB)
Patricia N. Manley and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix O: Species Accounts for Select Focal Species (2.5 MB KB)
Matthew D. Schlesinger and Erik M. Holst, editors

Appendix P: Biologists Queried in Determining Select Focal Species (114 KB)
Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix Q: Recommended Conservation for Focal Species (753 KB)
Patricia N. Manley and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix R: Recommended Monitoring for Focal Species (1.0 MB)
Patricia N. Manley and Matthew D. Schlesinger

Appendix S: Draft List of Key Indicators Identified by the Socioeconomic and Institutional Working Group (159 KB)
Mark Nechodom, Rowan Rowntree, and Jamie Goldstein

Citation

Murphy, Dennis D.; Knopp, Christopher M., technical editors.  2000.  Lake Tahoe watershed assessment: volume II. appendixes.  Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-176. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture; 753 p.

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