Lake of the Sky Amphitheater to host “History of Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit” by Don Lane

Release Date: Sep 13, 2023

Contact(s): USDA Forest Service, Lisa Herron 530-721-3898

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Sep. 13, 2023 – Great Basin Institute (GBI) and the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) invite the Lake Tahoe community to join us at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center for a special evening program at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater. The LTBMU is celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year (1973-2023) and renowned wilderness program manager, radio personality and historian, Don Lane, will present a “History of Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit” on Friday, Sep. 22, 2023, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Don Lane began his career with the Forest Service as a seasonal employee in 1971. Then in 1974, he received a permanent appointment as an LTBMU Wilderness Ranger. Don’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in forestry and a master’s degree in land use planning. Don also instructed natural history and history courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, Sierra Nevada College, and Lake Tahoe Community College.

Don is a world-traveler and has visited and hiked many parts of the globe including the Great Wall in China, the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Serengeti in Africa, the Himalayas in Asia, Europe, Japan, South America, Nepal, Thailand, and Alaska.

Over the years, Don also authored several books including Tahoe Tales of Bygone Days and Memorable Pioneers and Tahoe Tales of Historic Times & Unforgettable People. Don is a well-known radio personality and appeared on KOWL AM 1490’s “Tales of Tahoe” for 25 years, which focused on historical stories, tales and characters of the Tahoe Basin.

Don has been recognized for his outstanding service many times and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s 2023 Lake Spirit Award and the National Forest Recreation Association’s 2015 Ranger of the Year,

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Forest Service Wilderness Program Manager, Don Lane poses for a photo with Ranger of the Year award.

Photo caption: Award winning wilderness program manager, historian, radio personality and author, Don Lane, will make a special appearance at Taylor Creek’s Lake of the Sky Amphitheater. The evening program features “History of Lake Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit” and will be held on Friday, Sep. 22, 2023, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Photo credit: USDA Forest Service Photo by Lisa Herron.

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