A visual journey of projects funded in FY22

The Lake Tahoe Basin faces ongoing threats from the introduction and spread of aquatic  invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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. Common invasive weeds, like the Eurasian watermilfoil, can significantly disrupt aquatic ecosystems and crowd out native species. Aquatic invasive species management is a top priority of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program, one of the most comprehensive restoration programs in the nation.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure and economic competitiveness. We were directly appropriated $455 million over five years in BIL funds for programs related to the President’s America the Beautiful initiative.

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was signed in November 2021 and made a historic $17 million investment in the Lake Tahoe Basin. A total of $3.4 million in year one funds have gone on to support proven projects and expand collaborative efforts in Lake Tahoe.

Take a visual journey and learn about the ongoing aquatic invasive species management efforts in the Lake Tahoe Basin. To view this content in an interactive StoryMap, click hereIf you have trouble viewing the StoryMap, access this content on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.

Service senior fishery biologist Roy Ulibarri shows a Lahontan cutthroat trout to a mother and child at a stocking event with the Washoe Tribe. Credit: USFWS

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Aquatic environment
Cultural resources
Ecological restoration
Ecosystem recovery
Habitat restoration
Invasive species
Tribal lands