The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is located in the east central part of California.
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[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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Christmas tree permits go on sale November 24, 2014

Christmas Tree graphic

Christmas tree permits go on sale Monday, November 24, 2014. Permits sell out quickly, so buy early. Permits must be purchased in person and are not transferable. For more information, visit the link above.


Forest Service asks for input on Taylor-Tallac restoration activities

Visitors take in the view while standing on the bridge above Taylor Creek.

The Forest Service is asking for public input on plans to restore the Taylor and Tallac creek ecosystems, while maintaining or improving visitor services in this popular recreation area. Located on Highway 89 on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, the Taylor-Tallac project area includes some of the most heavily visited recreation sites in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Baldwin Beach alone serves an estimated 2.5 million visitors each summer. The area also provides habitat for numerous protected wildlife species and an important hydrological connection to Lake Tahoe. Comments are due by Friday, December 5, 2014.  Follow the link above to read more.


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Eagle Creek Salmon Cam

A close-up of a salmon at Eagle Creek, Columbia River, Pacific Northwest Region.

Check out the Salmon camera in Eagle Creek (a Columbia River tributary), near Cascade Hatchery, Oregon. Follow the link to view the salmon cam.  

Milwaukee Welcomes the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, Salutes Veterans

Smokey Bear helps to decorate the U.S. Forest Service’s tree in Milwaukee.

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree helped transform Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park into Community Spirit Park on Veteran’s Day. Follow the link above to read more.

 




Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit

Members of the 2014 Tahoe Basin Watershed Education Summit pose for a group photo

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.

U.S. Forest Service Harvests 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in Minnesota

About 500 people watched the harvest of a Minnesota spruce chosen as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

About 500 people gathered to witness the cutting of the 88-foot, 13,000-pound 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on the Chippewa National Forest. Follow the link above to read more.



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