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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Fire Restrictions in effect for the Lake Tahoe Basin

Metal Campfire Ring

Fire restrictions are in effect on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and will remain in effect until the official end of fire season.  Campfires will be restricted to certain exempted recreation sites and other fire-related activities will be prohibited.  Illegal and unattended campfires cause over 90 percent of wildfires in the Lake Tahoe Basin. "Given the past several years of drought we've experienced and our current warm temperatures, we ask that the public follow restrictions and help us to keep the Lake Tahoe Basin safe from human caused wildfires," said Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Supervisor Jeff Marsolais.  "Folks need to remain vigilant and remember that campfires and charcoal grills are only allowed in approved areas of the National Forest." Follow the link above to read more.


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 has resumed work on the Upper Truckee River Reach 5 Restoration Project. For public safety, the Forest Service has issued a forest closure order closing the project area to pedestrians 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. For more information on the project, follow the link above.


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Spotlights

Think First Wildfire Awareness Campaign

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Take the pledge to "Think First" and prevent wildfire at Lake Tahoe. Wildfire prevention and awareness is everyone's responsibility. Follow the link above to learn more

Forest Service Ready for Western Wildfire Season

Engine 32 from the Plumas National Forest working their division on the Waldo Canyon Fire.

While it is always fire season somewhere in the U.S. the largest wildfires typically occur during the summer months in the West. Follow the link above to read more.

 




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. 



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