Controlling AIS: The Challenge Continues
TLOA in a Collaborative Agreement with the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and Tahoe Fund has launched the "AIS CHALLENGE" an Implementation Plan made up of strategies for the removal and control of AIS in Lake Tahoe over the next 3- 5 years. The plan consists of three categories of invasive species and control actions for each with the goal of reducing the overall expansion of AIS. Click here to view the Challenge Document.
TLOA Collaborates To Help Prevent AIS
TLOA is committed to preventing AIS at Lake Tahoe. We have entered into a Collaborative Agreement with TRPA and other partners to help leverage funding for education, and other prevention programs to ensure Lake Tahoe remains as pristine as possible. Click here to view the Agreement.
The photo to the right is a Tahoe Environmental Research Scientist (TERC) diver taking a quarter meter square sample measurement of Curlyleaf pondweed, an invasive aquatic weed that is increasing in density in Lake Tahoe. It reproduces via vegetative shoots called turions, which are extremely resilient and hard to kill. Researchers are working on identifying possible means for controlling the spread and reproduction of this invasive species using bottom barriers of several materials (jute, rubber, and polyethylene).
TLOA cares deeply, and is working with TERC to find immediate solutions to control and eradicate all AIS -- especially Asian Clams.