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Tahoe Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Program (WRAMP)

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The Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Program (WRAMP) was created to support California’s Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy (WRAPP). This policy was established to help reverse trends in wetland loss, mitigate future risks to aquatic resources, and produce measurable improvement in the abundance, diversity and health of the state’s wetland and riparian resources.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), Lahontan Regional Water Board (Lahontan), and the Aquatic Science Center/San Francisco Estuary Institute (ASC/SFEI) obtained a three-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) wetland grant to apply WRAMP within the Tahoe Basin through a demonstration watershed assessment and landscape profile. The project will help determine WRAMP’s efficacy in the Sierra ecoregion—as typified by Lake Tahoe Basin—and build the capacity for these tools to be transferred to the Basin for widespread use if found to be useful.

Some key management questions that we hope to answer for the Tahoe Basin include: Where are wetlands and riparian areas within Tahoe Basin watersheds and what is their condition? How effective are existing wetland and riparian policies and programs for conserving important aquatic resource characteristics and functions?

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 June 2011 13:18