Chicken Hawk Fire

Friday, July 6, 2018, the Chicken Hawk Wildfire started on the American River Ranger District on the Tahoe National Forest. Two local tankers from CAL FIRE arrived immediately along with a helicopter and an Air Attack Crew from the U.S. Forest Service, promptly put out the 2.51 acre blaze.

Kids' Fishing Day at Packer Lake

It's that time of year again! Time for Kids’ Fishing Day at Packer Lake on the Yuba River Ranger District. This year the 21st Annual Fishing Day for Kids is scheduled July 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entire family is encouraged to fish and learn about fishing at this exciting event. There will be plenty of fun hands-on nature activities for the kids.

Pollinator Week June 18-24, 2018

Pollinators move pollen from flower to flower, helping bring about fertilization from pollen grains. USDA Forest Service is heavily involved in supporting pollinators in the way we manage lands to act as habitat for these invaluable creatures and in promoting their health and resilience.

Be Bear Aware!

Everyone knows the symbol of wildfire prevention is Smokey Bear and inquisitive visitors to the Tahoe National Forest often ask about bears. Sometimes, they see bears! This time of year, bears are coming out of hibernation and Tahoe National Forest is in black bear country.

149th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad

The First Transcontinental Railroad, known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" was completed in 1869 with the aid of Chinese laborers. This project garnered quite a bit of interest in the Asian Pacific American community because of the contributions of Chinese American railroad workers to this monumental feat. Two symbols of this contribution are the Chinese Wall and the Summit Tunnel, both located on the Tahoe National Forest.

May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month in the United States. National Bike Month is a chance to experience the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage everyone to get their bikes out of the garage and back on the trail.

Ecological Restoration for National Forests in California

The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service recently released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which explains the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years.

Happy Wanderings - Bear Valley Area

For those that have not discovered the Bear Valley area east of Nevada City, it is well worth some time.  Normally during the winter, the valley would be covered in white and would be suitable for an enjoyable snowshoe or cross country ski trip.  But without any snow, it still makes for a nice outing.  In addition to some National Forest System land, the majority of the valley is owned by PG&E and a variety of other private land owners.  Please be respectful of private land.

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