The California Tahoe Conservatory and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in partnership with SFEI and the Lahontan Regional Water Board demonstrated the WRAMP monitoring and assessment methods in two Lake Tahoe Basin watersheds: Third Creek and Upper Truckee River. This included developing detailed and standardized maps of the aquatic resources within the two watersheds, based on BAARI's mapping standards, which led to developing and adding new mapping methods to accommodate new wetland types such as wet meadows. The maps were completed in 2012 and incorporated into EcoAtlas. For more information about the demonstration project visit the project website.
Mapping procedures and standards can be found here.
The California Aquatic Resources Inventory (CARI) is a Geographic Information System (GIS) based map of wetlands, streams, and riparian areas within California that is hosted online through EcoAtlas.
The Tahoe WRAMP Watershed Demontration Project transfered statewide wetland monitoring and asseement tools to Sierra Nevada environmental agencies and organizations through a pilot project that assessed the distribution and abundance of wetlands, and the overall ecologcial condition of streams in two watersheds within the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Related Projects, News, and Events:
This project will create an EcoAtlas user community for the Lahontan region of the Sierra Nevada to develop capacities within the region to apply EcoAtlas through existing local, regional, state, and federal programs to track projects and summarize map-based and rapid assessment information at the watershed scale.