INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With its longer nights, colder temperatures and snowstorms, winter in the Sierra Nevada can be tough to endure.
This is especially true for local wildlife.
“There’s a bunch of different considerations that animals that live here have to contend with in the winter that we don’t, and we’re lucky for it,” said Will Richardson, co-founder and co-executive director of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science.
In a region where the average annual snowfall is about 430 inches, wildlife can have difficulty moving around and finding food, he said. Low temperatures, scarcity of food and storms paired …