The common vegetation of Lake Tahoe is critical to supporting wildlife in the Region and creating a resilient forested landscape. Factors that influence distribution and extent of common vegetation include forest management, urban development, past land use, natural disturbance such as wildfire, competition with invasive and introduced species, climate, soils, aspect, elevation, and disease. Environmental Improvement Program partners have been working for over a decade on fuels reduction and forest health projects in the wildland urban interface with the primary goal of protecting communities from wildlife. As the landscape naturally recovers from the impacts of historic logging, grazing, and ground disturbance activities over the course of the past century, many of the standards are expected to be attained.

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