2023 Tahoe Science Conference

Lake Tahoe Community College | One College Drive South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
October 11, 2023 - October 13, 2023
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For more than six decades, scientific study has been both the impetus and guide for precedent-setting natural resource management programs in the Lake Tahoe Basin. As a result, the region is known around the world as a leading example of effective conservation in action.

The partnership between Tahoe scientists and resource managers is the subject of a three-day conference hosted by the Tahoe Science Advisory Council.



The gathering will bring together academic scientists, agency staff, and community members for a thoughtful, interactive dialogue about science as the foundation for environmental protection policy – past, present, and future.

Participants will learn how science drives policy and management in Lake Tahoe and bring back lessons on how to steward land, water and sustainable recreation in an uncertain future marked by the growing impacts of climate change.



Dr. Valerie Hipkins serves as the US Forest Service Associate Deputy Chief for Research & Development. Valerie has extensive experience in national leadership roles with both the Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, building strong science management partnerships to address complex resource challenges. Join us Wednesday October 11, 2023 to hear Valerie share here experiences and inspire scientists and managers alike.



Interactive sessions will include panels of managers and scientists who are experts in the field. Following brief presentations and conversations, panelists will lead breakout sessions for more intimate engagement. The session themes have been chosen to align with the most pressing science questions related to contemporary resource management needs, focusing on historic, current, and anticipated issues within each theme.

Land – Forests and wildfire, biodiversity, wetlands and watershed restoration
Water – Clarity, microplastics and trash, nearshore and invasive species
People – Stormwater, stewardship, transportation