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Working Together

As the largest land manager of the Lake Tahoe Basin, the Forest Service plays a key role in managing, conserving and improving the lands that contribute so much to the quality of Lake Tahoe, its special communities, lifestyle and experiences.

Essential to this key role are the many partners that work with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit to accomplish specific goals related to the management of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

For more information on each program or partnership, follow the link listed above the spotlight description. To view more spotlights follow the link at the bottom of the page.


Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership

The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership is an interagency initiative of the California Tahoe Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California State Parks, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, and National Forest Foundation to restore the resilience of the west shore's forests, watersheds, recreational opportunities, and communities. Follow the link above to learn more.

Lake Tahoe Restoration Act

Signed into law on December 16, 2016, as part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN), the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act (LTRA) authorizes up to $415 million in future federal funding appropriations for the Lake Tahoe Basin over the next seven years.

Follow the link above to view the language of the LTRA and WIIN.


Erosion Control Grant Program

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit receives Erosion Control Grants money that provides federal assistance to local governments. For more information, follow the link listed above. 

Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act

The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act allows the Bureau of Land Management to sell public land near Las Vegas, Nevada, in order to fund restoration projects here at Lake Tahoe.


Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee

The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee advises the Federal Partnership on how to best protect the natural, recreational, and ecological resources in the Lake Tahoe region.

Become a Forest Service Volunteer

Working with the U.S. Forest Service and fellow volunteers is an opportunity to see what our National Forests have to offer in a way beneficial to both yourself and the forest. 

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