With eight years of volunteer work for the Nevada Department of Wildlife fisheries on the Third Creek study project we have developed and honed our understanding of Third Creek and its watershed. We have hiked its five tributaries to their source springs and drank from two of them. Five tributaries, East to West: Seven Springs Meadow fork (old Incline Lake); East Fork, its highest source spring at about elevation 9500; Ginny Lake fork; Jennifer fork; and Rosewood Creek fork.
The Third Creek study project is in its 9th year and 2023 may be the first year in around 80 years that Third Creek will see the only NATIVE Lake Tahoe trout, the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, return to her banks. We are particularly focused on assisting the return of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout to Third Creek.
We watch government entities that may threaten or ignore Third Creek. We are about to begin fundraising for equipment and permanent solutions to the nurturing of this LCT's habitat.
Our community is full of people who want to help and we partner with Lake Tahoe conservation groups, non-profits, and government agencies to dovetail the efforts of all.
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