Land & Resources Management

Weber Falls

[Photo: Weber Falls]

This section provides information about forest planning, current projects, and resource management.

Planning -- The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) as amended by the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) establishes a process for developing, amending and revising land management plans for National Forests.  See the following section for information about the Tahoe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan and other planning processes.

Projects -- Before projects can be implemented on the National Forest, environmental effects must be analyzed and disclosed to the public.  Scoping, an early and open process to involve other agencies and the public in identifying significant issues associated with a proposal, is an integral part of the environmental analysis. The following section includes a Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) that provides the status of various project environmental analyses in the Tahoe National Forest. 

Resource Management -- The Forest Service manages National Forest System lands to provide goods and services while protecting ecosystems of the forest.  The following section highlights some of the important resources of the Tahoe National Forest and how they are being managed.

Appeals & Litigation -- Forest Service managers make many resource-management decisions, which may be subject to appeal (request to a higher-level authority for administrative review of a desicion).

Click here to view appeal responses issued after Oct. 1 2006.

Pre-decisional Objections -- Hazardous fuel reduction projects proposed under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act are subject to a "pre-decisional" review referred to as the objection process.  Individuals and organizations who have submitted specific written comments may file an objection on the project  for consideration prior to the final decision being made.

FOIA Information
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA), and USDA regulations at 7 Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR), any person can request access to Forest Service (FS) records.

Requests for records at the Tahoe National Forest should be made in writing to the address listed below. Requests may be sent by mail, fax, or e-mail. Please include a mailing address to which releasable hard copy records can be sent.  FAX: 530-478-6109

Tahoe National Forest
631 Coyote St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
Attn:   FOIA Officer

On October 2, 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, (EFOIA). EFOIA will make it possible for individuals to have electronic access to certain USDA information without making a formal FOIA request.

Additional EFOIA information is available at:


Storm Damage 2017

In January-March 2017, a series of strong storms hit California, causing extensive damage to roads, trails, infrastructure, and ecosystems on all national forests in the state.

Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan

In March 2011 the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. This plan reflects the Regional leadership's current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented.


Tahoe National Forest - Land Acquisition

Over the years, in an effort to consolidate National Forest lands and acquire land rich in wildlife, recreation, and watershed values, we have had an active land exchange/acquisition program.