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 and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Plan Your Visit

Mt. Tallac rises above meadow filled with native wildflowers. Photo courtesy of District Ranger, Jonathan Cook-Fisher, Truckee Ranger District.

The Forest Supervisor’s Office in South Lake Tahoe 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

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

  • Fuelwood Permits

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    Personal use fuelwood permits go on sale today, June 3, 2024, at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in South Lake Tahoe.