With partners at the Tahoe National Forest (TNF) and graduate students from California State University, Chico, The Sierra Fund has begun to delineate hydraulic mines and mine features within the Tahoe National Forest boundary using LiDAR. This information will be used in conjunction with other geospatial data including delineations of forest and fuels treatment projects that are planned or underway, locations of water bodies and roads, and the LiDAR derived EcObject Vegetation Map of fuel types and loads in order to create a database of priority sites for mercury abatement.
“The Sierra Fund’s efforts to compile relevant data and build a hydraulic mine and mine feature inventory are intended to facilitate the identification and prioritization of future mine remediation projects to increase the pace and scale of this work.”Nick Graham, M.S., Environmental Scientist
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