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 seeks input on West Shore fuels reduction project

The Forest Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to reduce hazardous fuels on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. The West Shore Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project would treat approximately 4,875 acres extending from Emerald Bay to Burton Creek State Park. Comments are most helpful if received by May 11, 2016. Follow the link above to read more.


Wild & Scenic Rivers Act 50th Anniversary

The Feather River, One of the Original Eight Designations.

As the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act nears a half century of protecting some of our greatest rivers, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating its accomplishments—and in working for its future. While there is much we have to do, there is much we have done, and to the thousands of people across the country that have worked tirelessly to save their local river, it’s time to take a moment to celebrate, to congratulate each other, to look forward. Visit the link above to read more.


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Spotlights

Tips for Hikers and Backpackers

Campers are seen on the far side of mirror-like Grouse Lake.

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

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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. 

 




Aerial Survey Program critical to battling tree mortality

The Forest Service’s aerial survey team estimates tree mortality in California.

With tree mortality rising to an estimated record-high 27.6 million trees in California in 2015, the role of the U.S. Forest Service’s aerial survey team is more critical than ever.

Washington DC Live Bald Eagle Nest Cam

In 2014, a pair of mated Bald Eagles chose a nest site at the US National Arboretum in Washington DC. Follow the link above to view the nest cam, 24 hours a day.



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