Alerts & Notices

Please visit our 2017 Storm Damage page for more information.

Safety First

Safety FirstPlease be aware of these alerts and notices because many unexpected situations can present difficult challenges for forest visitors.

Be well informed and prepared for your next visit to the forest.

Before venturing out, contact the nearest Forest Service office for recent information on alerts, advisories, notices and closures.

To report an emergency, please call 911.


  • Outdoor Recreation and COVID-19
  • French Meadow: Extreme Winter Weather Rehabilitation and Water Notice
  • Sugar Pine Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Wet Weather Management Plan
  • Tahoe National Forest Closures and Restrictions
  • Changes to fuelwood program
  • Jones Fire
  • Loyalton Fire
  • Timber Harvesting in the 09 Road/Gold Lake Hwy area

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  • May 16-20: Potential Western States Trail closures near French Meadows
  • Closure: Foresthill OHV System, Loop 6


Current Conditions

Information regarding weather conditions, road conditions, snow levels and winter safety.

Public Notices

A Notice to the Public About Prescribed Burning

A Notice to the Public About Prescribed Burning


Nevada City, Calif. – The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service, which includes the Tahoe National Forest, is moving forward with prescribed fire operations as conditions and resources permit. Previously, the region had postponed prescribed fires to reduce potential smoke impacts to communities while public health officials considered the interactions of smoke with COVID-19 effects; and to ensure our emergency response resources were putting into place proper procedures to mitigate COVID-19 risks.

Forest Orders

Forest Officers are empowered to enforce the Code of Federal Regulations applicable to National Forest use. The regulations are designed to protect the Forests and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote a pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experience for all visitors.

Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict certain areas or uses of the National Forest if the need arises. Such orders hold the weight of law and will be posted so that visitors to the National Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. Copies of the orders will be available in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers. By clicking the link above, you will find a listing of Forest Orders for the Tahoe National Forest.