Alerts & Notices

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.

Alerts


  • Dispersed Camping Restrictions along HWY 20 on Tahoe National Forest lands
  • National Forest visitors reminded to recreate with caution during winter weather
  • Seasonal Prescribed Burning Begins on the Tahoe National Forest
  • Sugar Pine Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Wet Weather Management Plan
  • Changes to fuelwood program

Closures


  • Closure: Foresthill OHV System, Loop 6

Conditions

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.