A fully integrated and stable science program is essential to providing the information and knowledge to support sound stewardship of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Science Program that supports the Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) is comprised of three interrelated elements: monitoring, applied research, and data management, synthesis, and reporting. Together, these programs are intended to meet the science needs of the EIP.
The goal of the Science Program is to meet the information and knowledge needs of the EIP through the collaborative and integrated efforts of local, state, regional, and federal governments, the scientific community, and the public.
Activities carried out under the Science, Monitoring & Evaluation Program serve to inform the management, conservation, and restoration of the environmental and natural resources.