Vegetation Preservation

To maintain vegetation community richness and diversity, protect uncommon plant communities and sensitive plants, and increase the extent of old conifer forests.

The Lake Tahoe Region's diverse and unique plant communities provide a variety of environmental and ecological functions and values including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil stabilization, and nutrient cycling. Plant communities also contirbute to the Region's scenic quality, improve air quality, and facilitate noise control. Past logging practices, development and recreation impacts, as well as climate change, among other threats, pose a threat to the integrity of the Region’s vegetation communities and plant species. Regional programs such as improved forestry techniques and reducing recreation near sensitive plant species aim to improve the Region's vegetation community. 

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