The SNAMP Northern Site includes the Last Chance site in the Tahoe National Forest, and portions of the Eldorado National Forest (the Eldorado study area is part of the expanded Owl Team study area). Both the Tahoe and the Eldorado NF, located in the north-central Sierra Nevada, support diverse forest communities and a range of wildlife including the California Spotted Owl. Our site contains Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest with considerable residual old growth trees.
The southern site is the Sugar Pine site, located in in the Sierra National Forest on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, almost completely in Madera County. The forests here are also mixed conifer. The southern site provides habitat for the Pacific Fisher, and the Fisher research team study site encompasses more area than just Sugar Pine.