The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is located in the east central part of California.
Where is this Forest?

 

Welcome to the Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit!

[Graphic]: Depicts the location of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in the state of California.Over 78% of the area around the lake is public land managed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service.  Totaling over 150,000 acres, this land includes beaches, hiking and biking trails, wilderness, historic estates and developed recreation areas such as campgrounds and riding stables.  The forest is managed to provide access for the public and to protect the natural resources of the area.  We hope you will join us in ensuring that the lake and surrounding lands Read More

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Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort

Forest Service ranger chats with a group of skiers at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

The Forest Service invites you to Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort.  Tours begin at the top of the gondola at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Monday and Friday.  Spanish Ski with a Ranger begins on Friday, February 20, 2015, with tours offered every Friday at 10:30 a.m.  Both programs last approximately one-hour and continue through April 10, 2015, weather permitting. Follow the link above to read more.


2015 Winter Trek 5th Grade Program

Color photo of two lines of kids heading out into the snow covered forest on their snowshoes.

Winter Trek began Tuesday, January 6, 2015, and continues through March 26, 2015, weather permitting. For more information on Winter Trek, visit the link above.


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A century of skiing with the US Forest Service

A woman poses atop a U.S. Forest Service sign after 5 feet of snow accumulated at Berthoud Pass.

Each year millions of visitors ski and snowboard down the snowy slopes of the ski resorts spread across National Forests. Follow the link above to read more.

Can your ashes campaign!

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Fireplace or woodstove embers can remain hot enough to kindle a fire for days. To learn how to properly dispose of fireplace, wood stove or barbecue ashes, visit the link above.  

 




Learn the signs of hypothermia

A cross country skier navigates through a snowy forest.

When exposed to extreme cold, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can produce. Learn more about how to prevent hypothermia by visiting the link above.

RESTORE Episode 13: Fire Behavior and Ecological Restoration

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By employing specially designed heat resistant camera boxes, the agency has been able to document surprising fire behavior. Visit the link above to watch the video.



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