2008-2012 Wildlife Survey Summary Report

The 2008-2012 Wildlife Survey Program, Five-Year Summary Report is now available.  Follow the link above to read or download the report.

Fire restrictions in effect in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Fire restrictions are in effect. Campfires/charcoal barbecues are restricted to designated recreation sites. Visit link above to read more.

Kids in a Park Program

Starting in September, fourth-graders can obtain a pass that grants free entry to students and their parents to federally-managed sites. Visit the link above for more information.

Tips for Hikers and Backpackers

Whether you are going out for a day hike or an extended backpacking trip follow the safety tips found at the link above to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Safety Tips for Visitors to Lake Tahoe

When visiting the Lake Tahoe Basin, knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, plus a little common sense can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. 

Drones can be Deadly for Wildland Firefighters

Unauthorized drones can hinder firefighting operations by preventing tankers and helicopters from dropping retardant and water. Follow the link above to read more.

The Power of One Tree

The Forest Service would like folks to ask themselves: Do I really know how much trees contribute to my daily life? Follow the link above to find out. 

A year round fire season?

Not long ago, the Forest Service considered wildfire primarily a summer problem. But climate change has turned fire season into a year-round issue. Follow the link above to read more.

Learn the signs of hypothermia

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.

Can your ashes campaign!

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.  

A century of skiing with the US Forest Service

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.

Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit

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.

Protecting a California Legacy

The Forest Service now has an opportunity to manage a national treasure with national monument status, the San Gabriel Mountains.

US Forest Service Keeping Score on Climate Change

Day after day we’re seeing more impacts from climate change, and many concerned folks want to know what exactly their government is doing about it. Follow the link above to read more.

Climate change is going 3D

Understanding the effects of global warming, especially the amount of precipitation contained in clouds, has been limited by the use of old satellite technology. Read more above.