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Welcome to the Tahoe National Forest!



Tahoe National Forest Map The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checker board ownership pattern.

The Tahoe National Forest does not include Lake Tahoe (visit the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit website for more information).

Rivers, snow capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service. For more information on accessible recreation facilities on the Tahoe National Forest follow this link. More.....

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We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!

The Forest Resilience Bond

Forest Resilience BondTreating the over-stocked National Forests of California is costly. In an effort to address this problem, the Tahoe National Forest in piloting a new financial instrument: The Forest Resilience Bond. This is a tool that uses upfront private capital to fund forest restoration activities that mitigate wildfire risk and protect water.

These and other tools are scalable to allow us to treat larger landscapes. This is an innovative attempt to apply a market-based solution to an ecological problem.


U.S. Forest Service Seeking Input on ‘Ladybug’ Forest Health Project

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The U.S. Forest Service is accepting public comments on the proposed Ladybug Forest Health and Fuels Reduction project. The Ladybug Project is located East of Stampede reservoir and West of the community of Verdi, Nevada along the western slope of the Verdi Range.

Truckee Hotshots

Truckee Hotshots

"Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHCs) are the most highly trained, skilled, and experienced type of firefighting handcrews. Hotshot crews were first established in Southern California in the late 1940s. They were called “Hotshot” crews because they worked on the hottest part of wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, state and county agencies sponsor more than 100 Interagency Hotshots Crews."(Taken from the USDA U.S. Forest Service website). The Tahoe National Forest has 3 Hotshot crews, the Tahoe Hotshots, The American River Hotshots, and the Truckee Hotshots.

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2018-19 OHV Grant Applications Notice of Public Review & Comment Opportunity


Tahoe NF is submitting its annual Preliminary Off-Hwy Vehicle Grant Applications to California State Parks Off-Hwy Motor Vehicle Recreation Division

Truckee Dist. Accepting Summer 2019 Outfitting & Guiding Applications

Truckee Ranger District will be accepting temporary Outfitter & Guide and Recreation Event Special Use Permit (SUP) applications for 2019 season.


Public Meeting Announced for Michigan Bluff Vegetation and Fuels Project

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The U.S. Forest Service will host a community meeting in Foresthill to discuss project proposals that will address forest health.

Timothy Evans - Black History Month

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In honor of National Black History Month, Tahoe National Forest would like to recognize Timothy Malcom Evans who works at the Sierraville Ranger District as a Biological Scientist.

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