Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit Feature Stories

Tahoe Yellow Cress Making a Comeback

Tahoe yellow cress (Rorippa subumbellata) is a rare plant that grows on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada. TYC exists nowhere else in the world and is on the state endangered lists in both California and Nevada.  In 1999, after a period of sustained high lake levels in which suitable beach habitat was submerged, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) added TYC to the candidate list for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). In response, a stakeholder task force of public and private interest groups was formed to develop a Conservation Strategy to promote the recovery of TYC. 

Clay Cup participants enjoy heavenly event!

It was a bluebird day at Lake Tahoe, cold and crisp with tons of fresh powder and very little wind on the mountain when Pacific Southwest Region Forest Service employees gathered together in the spirit of friendly competition for the 33rd Clay Cup.