Forest Service awards permits to manage National Forest campgrounds and day use areas in the Tahoe Basin

Contact(s): Public Affairs, Lisa Herron 530-721-3898

[Image]: Forest Service Shield.SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2021 – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is pleased to announce that two permits to manage National Forest campgrounds and day use areas around the Lake Tahoe Basin have been awarded to Recreation Resource Management-California Land Management (RRM-CLM), dba “Tahoe Recreation.” RRM-CLM competed successfully against several other qualified companies to operate and maintain the recreation sites included in the Basin Complex and Meeks Bay Complex permits.

The 10-year Basin Complex Permit includes William Kent Campground and Beach, Kaspian Campground and Beach, Blackwood Canyon Campground, Bayview Day Use Area and Trailhead, Inspiration Point Interpretive Site, Fallen Leaf Campground, Baldwin Beach, Pope Beach and Nevada Beach Campground and Beach. The two-year Meeks Bay Complex Permit includes the Meeks Bay Campground and Beach.

Tahoe Recreation is a division of the newly-formed company Recreation Resource Management-California Land Management. The predecessor company CLM has managed recreation sites for the Forest Service throughout California and other western states for more than 35 years. The public has high expectations when recreating in Lake Tahoe and the LTBMU is looking forward to working with Tahoe Recreation to provide high quality recreation opportunities in the years ahead. 


Kaspian Campground on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe


Photo caption: Recreation Resource Management-California Land Management has been selected to manage and maintain National Forest campgrounds and day use areas in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Photo credit: Lisa Herron, USFS.

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.

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