Sugar Pine Foundation1458 Mt Rainier Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 91650
Our connection to Take Care
The Sugar Pine Foundation works to restore sugar pines and other white pines in the Tahoe area. White pines are being plagued by a non-native invasive fungus called white pine blister rust. We identify seed trees naturally resistant to blister rust and plant their progeny in restoration projects. With the help of volunteers and professional crews we plant about 10,000 seedlings per year in fire scars, thinned forest areas, and eroded slopes.
The Sugar Pine Foundation is a proud participant in the Take Care campaign, and we work together to involve the public in forest restoration. Together, we teach locals and visitors about the importance of native species and people’s role in preserving forest health.