Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Welcome to the Jewel of the Sierra!

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit encompasses over 154,000 acres of National Forest lands around beautiful Lake Tahoe!

Plan Your Visit

Mt. Tallac. USDA Forest Service Photo by Lisa Herron.

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.

  • Prescribed Fire Information

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    Prescribed fires are a vital forest management tool used by land managers to help protect communities and improve forest habitat.

  • Winter Recreation at Lake Tahoe

    Skier navigates a steep slope above Emerald Bay.

    Winter recreational activities at Lake Tahoe include include skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, sledding and more!

    Winter Recreation

  • LTBMU 50th Anniversary

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    We are excited to announce that April 1, 2023, marks the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit!!