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Is Biodiversity an Issue at Lake Tahoe?

LINK TO VIDEO FILEhttp://imedia.unr.edu/Tahoe/102_LahontanCutthroatTrout.asx (01:52)
TitleIs Biodiversity an Issue at Lake Tahoe?
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at http://www.tahoe.unr.edu/resources/Segment102.pdf
Date Original2005-01-25
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #102 - "Biodiversity" (Air Date: January 25, 2005). Mary Peacock from the University of Nevada, Reno discusses that organizations partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of Wildlife and other agencies for a project called the Nevada Biodiversity Initiative.
SubjectAquatic biodiversity -- Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (http://www.lteec.org)
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, http://www.lteec.org or 775-832-4138.
Formatvideo/wmv
Date Digital2005-03-14
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Languageeng
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 102: Biodiversity Air Date: January 25, 2005 Tease @ 11:44 "The Nevada Biodiversity Initiative is getting funding of about $1 million dollars a year to study native species in the state of Nevada. I'm Shelly Purdy, I'll tell you what the money is being spent on coming up n the Lake Tahoe Report." Anchor Intro: The University of Nevada is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of Wildlife and other agencies for a project called the Nevada Biodiversity Initiative. Shelly Purdy explains what it is in tonight's Lake Tahoe Report. ((TAKE PKG)) ((Track 1)) The Lahontan Cutthroat trout is just one species the Nevada Biodiversity Initiative is looking at. The trout is currently listed as a "threatened" fish. That status still allows people to fish for Lahontan, but also mandates the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service to come up with a way to help the species recover. ((s/u @ 10:50 Shelly Purdy)) "Here on the Truckee River the issue with biodiversity is the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Researchers are looking into the possibility of restoring the threatened species to the river." ((sot @ 5:28 Mary Peacock, University of Nevada, Reno)) "So, we've been working in the Truckee Basin to look at issues surrounding getting Lahontans back into the river. Establishing spawning populations so we have an intact habitat from Pyramid Lake up to Tahoe. We have a lot of non-native species issues that we have to deal with because it's a complex issue." ((track 2)) With help from funding through the Nevada Biodiversity Initiative, researchers are working on a way to make it happen. And the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout isn't the only species the Initiative is working on. The goal of the program is to look at all of Nevada's fish, plant and animal life and figure out how they're doing. ((Sot @ 3:20)) "All of this is under this larger mandate to understand enough about these species so that we can meet out development needs as the state grows without endangering species on the landscape." ((track 3)) The hope is that by inventorying and assessing the status of various species within the state of Nevada, planners will be able to maintain and preserve the wide diversity of plant and animal life there is. With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO News Channel 8. Anchor Tag: The Nevada Biodiversity Initiative began in 1996 and is funded at a level of about $1 million dollars a year for research and restoration projects throughout the state.

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