Tahoe Yellow Cress (TYC) is a small plant that only grows on the shoreline beaches of Lake Tahoe and nowhere else in the world. This small, low-growing plant was on the verge of extinction as recent as 1996! Through a partnership of local and federal agencies, we have been able to increase its numbers. But more needs to be done.
What can you do?
Avoid vegetated areas, especially near creek mouths
Maintain control of your pets
Launch and beach boats away from TYC
Do not enter fenced areas