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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Fall Fish Festival October 4 & 5, 2014

A school of Kokanee Salmon turn red during th

The Fall Fish Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014, at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, visitors can learn about the natural wonders of Taylor Creek. Visit the link above to read more.


King Fire Information

At this time, there are no evacuation orders in the Lake Tahoe Basin and there is no immediate threat. 

For the latest information on the King Fire burning west of Lake Tahoe including closures, links, maps and more, visit the links below.

Inciweb
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4108

LTBMU Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/U.S.ForestServiceLakeTahoeBasin

North Tahoe Fire
http://www.ntfire.net/main.asp?id=10


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Fall Color in the Lake Tahoe Basin

An outbuilding sits among golden aspen.

Fall has officially begun and the change is evident in the LT Basin. Follow the link above for information on viewing locations, photos and a link to the National Fall color website. 

Forest Service waives fees in support of volunteer effort on public lands

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is a partner with the U.S. Forest Service.

As summer days transition to cooler weather of autumn, take the opportunity to give back by participating in the annual National Public Lands Day. Follow the link above to read more.

 




Forest Service opts to restore wetlands, remove Incline Lake Dam

Crew members walk across Incline Dam spillway

A decision to restore wetlands and remove the dam at the site of the former Incline Lake was issued in early September 2014. Visit the link above to read more.

Annual salmon migration continues on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

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

Since the second week in July, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the sockeye salmon migration. Follow the link above to read more.



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