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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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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...


Tahoe Nat'l Forest's Truckee & Sierraville Districts Begin Fall Prescribe Burn

Prescribed Burn

Tahoe National Forest's Truckee and Sierraville Ranger Districts will conduct prescribed fires this fall/winter to reduce build-up of hazardous fuels and to continue restoring forest ecosystems. This year’s fire season is again a good reminder of the importance of prescribed fire, especially in our fire prone environment. 

North Fire Hero, Jai Odyssea - By George Garnett, US Forest Service

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The North Fire could have been much worse had it not been for the heroic deeds of one very special U.S. Forest Service employee. The Forest Service would like to recognize Jai Odyssea who demonstrated outstanding effort, diligence and bravery in the line of duty.

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National Boss's Day

Eli Ilano - Snow Pic

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

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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.


American River Ranger District to Begin Fall Prescribed Fire Operations

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American River Ranger District will conduct prescribed fires starting October 8.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Tracy Martinez - 2B

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Tahoe NF recognizes Tracy Martinez, Contracting Officer.

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