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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Christmas tree permit sales end December 19, 2014

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Christmas tree permits went on sale Monday, November 24, 2014. Permits are available for purchase until December 19. Permits cost $10 each, with a limit of two per family. Permits must be purchased in person and are not transferable. For more information, visit the link above.


Comments sought on proposed Truckee River restoration

The Forest Service is accepting comments on a proposal to restore up to nine sections of the Truckee River near Tahoe City. The Forest Service, the Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) and Placer County are working together to address and repair erosion and degraded water quality caused by users accessing the river and the adjacent paved trail from roadside pull-outs on Highway 89. Comments are most helpful if received by December 23, 2014. For more information, visit the link above.


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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.  

Ready, set, lights! U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree delivered, decorated and ready

Workers use a crane to lift an 88-foot spruce tree harvested from the Chippewa National Forest.

The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, Dec. 2.

 




Learn the signs of hypothermia

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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.

Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit

Members of the 2014 Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit pose for a group photo

Students from Lake Tahoe area high schools participated in an exciting environmental program this past summer. Visit the link above to read more and watch the video.



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