1988 Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan)

This page contains links to the 1988 Land and Resource Management Plan.  Please note, this document was created using technology available in 1988.  The document was then scanned into a Portable Document File (PDF) format in 2001.  Unfortunately the scanned documents were not thoroughly checked for mistakes and you will find misspelled words and words that have been dropped or may only partially appear.  Please accept our apology, we have unsuccessfully tried to correct these errors.  In addition, these documents may be inaccessible to anyone using assistive technology to access them.  If you are experiencing any problems opening or reading these files, please contact us.

Amendments and Revisions


The 1988 Land and Resource Management Plan has been amended since it was written in 1988. The most significant changes were made in January, 2004 by the Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment.  Please consult this document for supplemental information on management direction affecting the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.  This document can be accessed on the U.S. Forest Service: Region 5's web site

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is in the process of revising the 1988 Land and Resource Management Plan.


Table of Contents

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Table of Contents
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I.  Introduction
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A.  Purpose of the Forest Plan
B.  Relationship of the Forest Plan to Other National Forest Planning Levels
C.  Relationship of the Forest Plan to the Plans of Other Agencies
D.  Organization of the Forest Plan

II.  Public Issues and Management Concerns
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A.  Issue #1 - Water Quality
B.  Issue #2 - Recreation
C.  Issue #3 - Forest Management / Thresholds
D.  Issue #4 - Further Planning Areas
E.  Issue #5 - Management of Environmentally Sensitive Lots

III.  Summary of the Analysis of the Management Situation
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A.  General Description of the LTBMU
B.  The Economic Environment
C.  The Social Environment
D.  The Resources Environment

1.  Air Quality and Noise 
2.  Adjacent Ownership
3.  Diversity
4.  Facilities

a.  Roads
b.  Trails
c.  Dams and Diversions Administrative Facilities

5.   Fire and Fuels
6.   Fish (including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species)
7.   Forest Pests / Integrated Pest Management
8.   Geology and Groundwater
9.   Historical Cultural Resources
10. Lands

a.  Landownership Adjustment
b.  Landline Surveys
c.  Non-Recreational Special Uses and Utility Corridors
d.  Withdrawals
e.  Rights-of-way Acquisition

11.  Minerals (including energy minerals)
12.  Prime Agricultural Lands, Wetlands, and Floodplains
13.  Range
14.  Recreation

Developed Recreation
Dispersed Recreation
Winter Sports
Off-Highway Vehicles
Recreation Opportunity Spectrum Classes

15.  Research Natural Areas
16.  Riparian Areas and Stream Environment Zones
17.  Sensitive Plants
18.  Soils
19.  Special Interest Areas
20.  Timber and Vegetation
21.  Visual Resources
22.  Water
23.  Wilderness
24.  Wildlife (including threatened, endangered, and sensitive species)


IV.  Management Direction
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A.  Introduction
B.  Forest Goals and Predicted Future Condition
C.  Forest Objectives - Average Annual Outputs
D.  Forest wide Summary of Acreage Allocations by Management Area / Prescription
E.  Management Practices and Forest wide Standards and Guidelines
F.  Management Prescriptions
G.  Management Area Direction

1.   Blackwood
2.   Desolation
3.   East Shore Beaches
4.   Echo Lakes
5.   Emerald Bay
6.   Fallen Leaf
7.   Freel
8.   Genoa Peak
9.   Heavenly
10.  Lower Truckee River
11.  Marlette
12.  Martis
13.  McKinney
14.  Meeks
15.  Meiss
16.  Mt. Rose
17.  Roundhill
18.  Tahoe Valley
19.  Urban Lots
20.  Ward
21.  Watson

V. Monitoring and Evaluation Requirements
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A.  Levels of Monitoring
B.  TRPA Monitoring
C.  Monitoring Plan
D.  Reporting the Results of Monitoring
E.  Revisions and Amendments Resulting from Monitoring and Evaluation

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A.  Resource Implementation Plans. Technical Planning Needs. and Research
B.  Administrative Sites
C.  Tentative 10-Year Timber Sale Action Plan and Tables and Graphs
D.  Applicable Silvicultural Systems
E.  Environmental Threshold Carrying Capacities for the Lake Tahoe Region
F.  Land Capability Classification of the Lake Tahoe Basin
G.  Recreation Facilities
H.  Water Quality Management - Best Management Practices and Process