Benefits

Restoring sugar pines has many positive impacts on Tahoe’s forests, waterways, and residents.

Bringing back native species rebalances forest species diversity
Trees stabilize snow and soils, reducing sedimentation into Lake Tahoe
Sugar pines provide food, shelter and habitat for local wildlife
Species diversity improves forest resilience against disease and fire
Replanting burn scars improves local views and watersheds
Sugar pines have a thick, fire resistant bark, helping improve fire safety
Sugar pines boost recreational and scenic beauty and value
Keeping Tahoe beautiful sustains our local tourism-based economy
Educating and involving the local community in their environment
Inspiring our youth to become good environmental stewards
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