Land & Resources Management

Welcome to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit's (LTBMU) Land and Resource Management web pages.  Use to navigation menu on the left side of the page or the links listed below to view more information about forest plan revision, current projects, fire and fuels management, and urban lot management. If you have any questions about any of this information, please contact us.


Follow the link listed above to view information about our Land and Resources Management plan and Forest Plan Revision.


Follow the link listed above to view information about the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Schedule of Proposed Action (SOPA) quarterly reports and a current list of Lake Tahoe Basin projects.

Resource Management

Aquatic Invasive Species

Boaters porting to various shoreline locations from undeveloped parking locations please be aware that you too have an important role in preventing AIS from entering Lake Tahoe and the basin's other lakes and streams!!! Visit for complete information about the boat inspection program.

Cave Rock Management

Cave Rock is a unique feature in the Lake Tahoe Basin. A remnant of a volcano that erupted over 3 million years ago, Cave Rock is located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. Follow the link listed above to read background information on the permanent climbing closure. Cave Rock is a site eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and is managed for its historical and archeological significance.

Fire and Fuels Management

Fire and Fuels Management is a priority in the Lake Tahoe basin. Forest Service crews work hard to reduce the risk of wildfire and restore forest health. Follow the link listed above to view information about prescribed fire, the Lake Tahoe Multi-Jurisdiction Fuel Reduction Plan, the background and the current situation of our basin forests.

Meyers Landfill

The Meyers Landfill Site is a closed waste disposal site located on National Forest System lands within the Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. The Site is located approximately 1.9 miles northeast of the town of Meyers and 4.5 miles south of Lake Tahoe. The Site is bounded on the west by the paved USFS Road 12N08, also known as Garbage Dump Road. Follow the link above to learn more.  

Riverine Restoration Program

Over the past 15 years the LTBMU has completed a number of large scale projects to restore geomorphic function to stream channels and floodplains across the Lake Tahoe Basin. Collectively, these projects have reduced fine sediment inputs to Lake Tahoe, enhanced aquatic and riparian wildlife habitat, and increased ecosystem resiliency to current and future climate change. Follow the link above for more information.

Travel Management: A Program for Motor Vehicle Route Designation

Recreational use of the National Forest System has increased in recent decades. Since 1946, the number of visits to the National Forest System has increased 15 to 20 times, to 214 million in 2001. By 2100, the number of Americans is expected to double, and the number of visits to the National Forests is likely to more than double.  The Forest Service wants to improve its management by balancing the public's enjoyment of using OHVs with ensuring the best possible care of the land. At the national level, the Forest Service is revising its policy governing the use of wheeled motor vehicles to develop a system of roads, trails and areas designated for motor vehicle use. For more information, follow the link listed above.

Urban Lot Management

The Forest Service initiated the Urban Lot Management Program in 1991 to address management issues on urban intermix parcels acquired through the Santini-Burton Purchase Program. The Forest Service manages these lands with an emphasis on protecting water quality conditions and community open space. Follow the link listed above, for more information.

Western Pearlshell Mussels in the Tahoe Basin

The western pearlshell (Margaritifera falcata) is a freshwater mussel that is native to the Tahoe basin. The species ranges from Alaska south to central California and east to Nevada, Wyoming, Utah and Montana. Western pearlshell mussels inhabit cold creeks and rivers with clean water, where you can find them wedged between cobbles, partially burrowed in sand, underneath mats of aquatic vegetation, or beneath undercut banks. They have an average lifespan of 60 to 70 years, some living more than one hundred years, making them one of the longest-lived animal species on Earth. If you find western pearlshell mussels, please do not handle or disturb individuals due to their sensitivity and rarity in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Follow the link listed above, for more information.


Campground Concession Prospectus

May 1, 2020 - The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is accepting questions regarding the prospectus for campground and related Granger-Thye concessions. Please submit questions via email by May 15, 2020. Follow the link above to learn more.

Nature's Benefits

Forest ecosystems are human, plant, and animal life-support systems that provide a suite of goods and services vital to human health and livelihood—essentially Nature's Benefits, also called Ecosystem Services.

The Region's goal is to communicate Nature's Benefits in the context of modern-day living and connect California National Forest land management activities to benefits that the public, sees, feels, and hears. Follow the link above to learn more about Nature's Benefits.

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