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Timber Sale Information

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For more information on timber sales, contact the Tahoe National Forest Headquarters 530-265-4531.


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About Us

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.....

Motorized Vehicle Use Maps

The Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel.

Welcome to the Tahoe National Forest

PCT Path - Jerry HWelcome to the Tahoe National Forest!  There are many things to see and do. The Tahoe National Forest is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends to the foothills across the Sierra Crest to the California state line. Tahoe National Forest includes more than 850,000 acres of public land intermixed with 350,000 acres of private land. Continued...

Recent News


Sierraville Ranger District Selling Christmas Tree Permits Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

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This holiday season, Sierraville Ranger District is selling personal use Christmas tree cutting permits Friday, November 16. Non-refundable permits are $10.00, one tree per permit with a limit of two permits per household. Buyers must be present to purchase. Buyers will receive a map showing cutting areas & helpful tips.

Why Prescribed Fire?

Many firefighters have lost their lives over the past few years trying to protect homes. We want to give firefighters a safer place to engage in wildfire suppression and we also want to have a better chance at protecting homes in the event of a wildfire.

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Christmas Tree Permits on Sale at Yuba River Ranger District

Christmas Tree Cutters

Yuba River Ranger District is selling Christmas tree cutting permits starting November 7th and ending December 24

Prescribed Fire North of Truckee November 1, 2018

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Truckee Ranger District is planning a prescribed burn Thurs, Nov. 1, 2018


National Boss's Day

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In recognition of National Boss's Day, Tahoe National Forest would like to recognize Forest Supervisor, Eli Ilano.

Interested in a job with the U.S. Forest Service?


Forest Service careers provide exciting and challenging opportunities to be involved in the management and protection more than 193 million acres of our nation’s most valuable resource.

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