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

Barker Pass Wildflowers by 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.

  • Fall Colors at Lake Tahoe

    Golden Aspens with mountains, pine trees in the background.

    Fall is a beautiful time to visit your National Forest lands on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and surrounding areas.

  • 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!!

  • 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.