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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2014 Lake Tahoe Summit

East Shore of Lake Tahoe with Mount Rose in the background.

The 18th annual Lake Tahoe Summit will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at the Valhalla Estate on Highway 89, three miles north of South Lake Tahoe, California. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the main program starts at 10 a.m. The theme and focus this year will be “Drought, Wildfire, and Invasive Species: Confronting the Effects of Climate Change on Lake Tahoe. Carpooling is highly encouraged. Visit the link above to read more.


Smokey Bear, Iconic Symbol of Wildfire Prevention, Still Going Strong at 70

Graphic of Smokey Bear

For more than 50 years, that iconic catch phrase grabbed the hearts and minds of generations of children, spurred a series of books, games and gifts, helped to change the face of wildland firefighting and prompted more than one child to grow up to be a forester. Follow the link above to read more.


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Veterans Walk Off the War along the Pacific Crest Trail

Three veterans, Shawn White,Tom Bielecki, and Kevin Black are part of the 2014 Warrior Hike

Veterans Shawn White and Tom Bielecki, along with Kevin Black, are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as part of the Warrior Hike’s Walk Off the War program. Read more at the link above.

Forest Service underwater salmon cam ready to school viewers

A male sockeye swims in Alaska’s Steep Creek on the Tongass National Forest.

The Forest Service is streaming from the bed of Juneau's Steep Creek on the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Visit the link above for live video.

 




Forest Service issues draft decision for food and refuse storage

A food storage locker sits in a campground next to a picnic table.

A draft decision was issued for a proposed Forest Order to require proper storage of food and refuse and is now in a 45-day objection period. Visit link above to read more.

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Follw-Up Objector Meeting

Covers for the Land Management Plan (Forest Plan)

To read the agenda and objection issue summaries for the July 1, 2014 follow-up meeting, visit the link above.



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