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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TSC LogoTahoe Science Consortium (TSC)

The Tahoe Science Consortium (TSC) is a unique partnership between three academic institutions and two federal agencies: Desert Research Institute, University of California-Davis, University of Nevada-Reno, USDA Forest Service-Pacific Southwest Research Station, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

The TSC is dedicated to providing science to restore Lake Tahoe and its fragile watershed, manage its wildland-urban interface, and anticipate the impacts of climate change.  The TSC oversees the selection of the science themes and manages the peer and agency review process for the Tahoe Science Program, prepares reports, and sponsors workshops, symposia, and interagency committees to enhance the integration of science in environmental restoration.  The TSC also sponsors a biennial Tahoe Science Conference that encourages scientists, engineers, artists, economists, environmental managers, regulators, business owners, federal, state, local and tribal representatives, and the general public from the Sierra Nevada and around the world to exchange ideas and develop collaborations to protect high alpine ecosystems under changing environmental and social climates.

Executive Director: Maureen McCarthy, Ph.D.



Science Synthesis Report: Executive Summary | Full Report

Review of NRCS Area-Wide Conservation Planning Program (Round 10) [pdf]
Climate Change Strategy (Round 9) [pdf]
Review of Current Water Quality Findings (Round 8) [pdf]
Wildfire Rapid Response Plan (Round 7) [pdf]