The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center is a global leader in research, education, and public outreach on lakes that provides critical scientific information to help understand, restore, and sustain the Lake Tahoe Basin and other systems worldwide. TERC’s activities are based at permanent research facilities in the Tahoe Basin and at the University’s main campus in Davis, California, about 90 miles west of the lake.
The main laboratories and offices are in Incline Village, Nevada, on the third floor of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building. On the first floor, operates the Tahoe Science Center funded by the Thomas J. Long Foundation, a learning resource that is free and open to the public.
In Tahoe City, California, TERC operates a field station (housed in a fully renovated, former state fish hatchery) and the Eriksson Education Center. Tahoe City is also the mooring site for our research vessels, the John LeConte and the Bob Richards. Our secondary laboratories and offices are located on the UC Davis campus at the Center for Watershed Sciences and in Wickson Hall.