USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Climate Change

Global ClimateClimate change is predicted to have substantial environmental and economic consequences. New and expanding tools are needed to inform policymakers about how future climate change will affect the Lake Tahoe Basin in particular and provide information to help design proactive policy alternatives.

Research projects are analyzing data and scaling predictions of climate models to improve estimates of the effects of climate change within the Tahoe Basin and to adapt management policies to cope better with those effects. Improved understandings of climate change may improve efforts to reduce wildfire hazard, restore and revegetate habitats, control invasive species, and diminish sediment and nutrient transport to Lake Tahoe.

Research Projects
External Links

For information on climate change research in the Sierra Nevada, go to the PSW Web page: Climate Change, Mitigation, and Adaptation Science.