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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Forest Service underwater salmon cam ready to school viewers

A male sockeye swims in Alaska’s Steep Creek on the Tongass National Forest.

Nature lovers can get a glimpse of salmon runs through a live streaming video. For the second year, the Forest Service is streaming from the bed of Juneau’s Steep Creek on the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Visit the link above to read more and visit the Sockeye Salmon Cam for live video.


Tallac Hotshots certified

The newly certified Tallac Hotshot Crew poses in front of Lake Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is proud to announce the Lake Tahoe Basin is now home to a select force of wildland firefighters, the Tallac Hotshots. On June 19, 2014, a group of 20 determined firefighters from the LTBMU completed a demanding and extensive certification process to become the first Interagency Hotshot Crew (IHC) from Lake Tahoe. Formerly the Tallac Hand Crew, the Tallac Hotshots join an exclusive group of roughly 2,000 firefighters across the country. Visit the link above to read more.


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Forest Service leader and partners work to conserve California landscapes

Diana Craig, Deputy Director of Ecosystem Management for Pacific Southwest Region Forest Service.

Working with partners is one of the greatest joys for Diana Craig, deputy director of Ecosystem Management, Pacific Southwest Region. Visit the link above to read more. 

Forest Service issues draft decision for food and refuse storage

A food storage locker sits in a campground next to a picnic table.

A draft decision was issued for a proposed Forest Order to require proper storage of food and refuse and is now in a 45-day objection period. Visit link above to read more.

 




Nevada preschoolers dig in to help dedicate new People’s Garden

Nevada NRCS employee Consuelo Navar helps preschoolers plant seeds in the Reno People

It’s never too early to start cultivating a “green thumb,” and a People’s Garden in Reno, Nev. is doing just that. Visit the link above to learn more.

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Follw-Up Objector Meeting

Covers for the Land Management Plan (Forest Plan)

To read the agenda and objection issue summaries for the July 1, 2014 follow-up meeting, visit the link above.



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