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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June is Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month

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The hot, dry days of summer will soon be upon us. Preparing your home for wildfire is more important than ever. And now is a good time to get started. June is "Wildfire Awareness Month" in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and members of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team are asking all Tahoe residents and visitors to "Think First to Keep Tahoe Fire Safe". Take the pledge to Think First to help prevent wildfires and help prepare our communities and learn more at ThinkFirstTahoe.org. Check out the campaign videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-s_4C3Gtf7r0hPT5fSlozQ and follow the link above to learn more about Wildfire Awareness Month.


Work resumes on Upper Truckee River Reach 5, closures will be in effect

Upper Truckee River Restoration Project area closure map.

The Forest Service in collaboration with the California Tahoe Conservancy will resume work on the Upper Truckee River Reach 5 Restoration Project on June 13, 2016. For public safety, the Forest Service has issued a forest closure order closing the project area to pedestrians from June 27 through October 14, 2016. The forest order is posted under the heading Upper Truckee River Reach 5 Restoration Project at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/ForestOrders.


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Responding to Tree Mortality on National Forests in California

Forest Service and Sierra Forest Legacy and Products officials May 19 tree mortality tour.

Millions of trees in the Sierras are stressed from lack of water resources and bark beetles impacts. Visit the link above and learn how the Forest Service is responding.

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. 

Be Fire Wise: Preparing Your Home for Wildfire Season

A Fire Wise protected home with landscaping designed to minimize fuel that would feed a fire.

Very often, the difference between saving your home in a wild fire and losing it to the flames is determined by what you do to prepare your property. Visit the link above to learn more.



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Fire Danger Level: High