Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Close up of Mt. Tallac by Tahoe National Forest Truckee District Ranger Jonathan Cook-Fisher, USFS.
The South Lake Tahoe Forest Service Supervisor’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 8-4:30 p.m. excluding federal holidays. We also offer virtual services by calling 530-543-2600, during business hours. If you reach the recording, we are helping another customer. Leave a message with your name and phone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also email us.
Dec. 9, 2022 - Prescribed fire operations continue around Lake Tahoe
Conditions and weather permitting, Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team partners will continue conducting prescribed fire operations around Lake Tahoe. California State Parks, Nevada Division of Forestry, North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, and the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will be burning piles in numerous locations. Smoke will be present. For current air quality, visit AirNow. View the project map with locations and details at Tahoe Living With Fire. Read More
Dec. 8, 2022 - Lake Tahoe Christmas tree permits still available
As of Dec. 8, a few Christmas tree permits for Lake Tahoe are still available. Permits cost $10, limit one per family, sold in-person only at the South Lake Tahoe Forest Service office. Please bring cash to speed up purchase process. Read More
Winter is here! Backcountry enthusiasts should always check conditions and weather before heading out. Be prepared with proper gear, clothing and training. Follow Sierra Avalanche Center on social media and the web for the latest advisories.
The Forest Service has released updates for the Three Resort and Campground Concession Opportunities, including Errata and Q&A documents with responses to questions raised during and after the site visits in Oct. 2022.
The Olympic Games in 1960 brought international attention to Lake Tahoe as a winter recreation destination. Today, outdoor winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding, and much more!
Prescribed fire operations continue around Lake Tahoe
Release Date: Dec 9, 2022
Celebrate the holidays safely
Release Date: Dec 2, 2022
Widespread prescribed fire operations resume at Lake Tahoe
Release Date: Nov 28, 2022
Tahoe Living With Fire
Wildfire is a natural process in the Sierras. Learn how Tahoe Basin agencies help residents and visitors prepare for wildfire. The time is now to get prepared, get informed and get involved!
Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!
In bear country, always store food/garbage in bear resistant containers, keep your distance and never feed wild animals. Visit Tahoe Living with Fire for helpful tips on coexisting with bears.
Peregrine Falcons Return!
In May 2022, Peregrine falcons returned to their nest on Kingsbury Grade. Climbers and hikers can help protect these majestic birds by avoiding the area during the nesting season.
Know Before You Go
National Forests provide a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities, but you must remain vigilant for potentially dangerous situations. Always know before you go!