The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is located in the east central part of California.
Where is this Forest?


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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William Kent Campground closed for construction this summer

William Kent Campground sign

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin work this spring to install best management practices (BMPs) and upgrades to the William Kent Campground on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.  The campground will be closed for construction during the 2014 operating season, which runs approximately May through October, and the William Kent beach/day use site will be closed for portions of the operating season. Visit to learn more.

U.S. Forest Service: responding and adapting to wildland fire

The Forest Service has burned more than 480 acres in the Flying J Project in Arizona.

The loss of property and firefighters during wildfires are a reminder of the challenges we face in reducing the risks associated with large, unpredictable wildfires. Climate change, drought, insect infestations, changing land-use patterns, and other factors have contributed to increases in the complexity and in the numbers of wildfires across the United States. Visit to read more.

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2014 Off-Highway Vehicle Grant

Comment on the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle grant that will provide funding for Forest Service OHV and OSV patrol and education. 

Planting the Seeds of a Successful Future for our Children on Earth Day

Two women help a young girl plant seeds in a community vegetable garden at Mountain View Estates.

Earth Day is an every-day celebration! It’s also about the future, creating a safe and healthy environment for our children and grandchildren. Follow the link above to read more.


US Forest Service Mobilizes to Save Cavity Birds

An owl seems to plead for help after getting stuck in a vault toilet.

A program of the U.S. Forest Service and its partners to conserve birds, bats, butterflies and dragonflies, resulted in an award from Wings Across the Americas. Read more above.

International researchers mobilize against risky stowaway pests

These logs were fumigated prior to export to minimize the chance of spreading forest pests.

Harmful pests could be lurking as people and products are transported between countries. Read more about how the Forest Service is working to prevent this by following the link above.

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