The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is located in the east central part of California.
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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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Forester on the Street

Smokey and Paul Robbins during filming of Forester on the Street at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Filmed at locations across California, Forester on the Street is a production by the U.S. Forest Service intended to educate people about their national forests and grasslands. The most recent episode of Forester on the Street, filmed at Heavenly Mountain Resort, is now available. Follow the link above to watch this local episode.


Christmas tree permits on sale in the Lake Tahoe Basin

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Christmas tree permits are now on sale at the Forest Supervisor's office in South Lake Tahoe, the North Shore Forest Service office in Incline Village and the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center in Tahoe City. Permits cost $10 each, with a limit of two permits per family. Permits must be purchased in person, are not transferable and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Permit holders may choose from a variety of pine, fir or cedar in designated cutting areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Follow the link above for more information.


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Spotlights

Taylor Creek Visitor Center honored with 2016 Blue Ribbon Award

A crowd watches a slideshow of a wildflower program at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center, which partners with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, was the recipient of a 2016 Blue Ribbon Award. Follow the link above to read more.  

Winter Recreation in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Snowman sits near the shore of Lake Tahoe.

National Forest lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin offer some of the finest winter recreational opportunities in the nation. Follow the link above for more information.

 




As the Weather Cools, Your Firewood Choices Matter

Wood boring insect pests can continue their development deep within cut wood.

The Don't Move Firewood Campaign is to raise public awareness about the potential danger of firewood movement as a pest and disease pathway. Follow the link above to learn more.

Think First Wildfire Awareness Campaign

Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team Logo

Take the pledge to "Think First" and help prevent wildfire at Lake Tahoe. Wildfire prevention and awareness is everyone's responsibility. Follow the link above to learn more...



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