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Agencies work to educate students

The United State Fish and Wildlife Service, Americorps and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency are working together to educate South Lake Tahoe elementary and middle school students about sensitive species of the Lake Tahoe shorezone.

In a one-hour hands-on presentation, students learn about Lahontan cutthroat, Tahoe yellow cress, American bald eagle, belted kingfisher, common loon, common merganser, Foster’s tern, osprey, western grebe, ring-necked duck and bufflehead duck. Human impact, such as hiking into osprey nesting sites, trampling Tahoe yellow cress, introducing non-native species and disturbing fish habitat have a dramatic effect on the survival of sensitive species.

In addition to viewing slides and group discussion, students were given trading cards featuring each of the listed species, as well as informational handouts.


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