Carlsen, Tina

Forest Management

Dr. Tina Carlsen is the Natural Resources Program Manager for the California Tahoe Conservancy, working to enhance forest resources in the Lake Tahoe Basin through a more comprehensive forest management approach. In her field oriented class, she will introduce class members to the concept of a “dichotomous key”, use a simple key in the field to identify local conifers and also introduce participants to the associated shrubs and other plants found within the coniferous forests of the Lake Tahoe basin. In addition, Dr. Carlsen will discuss the ecology of the coniferous forests found in the Lake Tahoe Basin, how human activity has greatly modified the natural forest, and how land managers and conservationists are trying to reverse this trend.