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Changes coming to prevent misuse and abuse of Tahoe beaches

LAKE TAHOE, Nev./Calif., July 14, 2023 – Recent international news stories showed shocking images of volunteers and nonprofits removing thousands of pounds of litter from one Lake Tahoe beach following the July 4th holiday. The media coverage caused public outrage and drew widespread attention to the challenge of preventing litter at the iconic Sierra Nevada […]

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Seeking Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., May 5, 2023 – Do you love Desolation Wilderness? Can you help preserve this special place of breathtaking beauty and keep it wild? Would you enjoy doing something meaningful by joining volunteers who spend time “giving back” to ensure this unique area will remain special? The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin […]

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California and Nevada get BearWise

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., Jan. 31, 2023 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) are proud to support BearWise, the innovative North American program that helps people live more responsibly with bears. The BearWise website,, offers a wealth of scientifically sound information and practical advice. The […]

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Winter Trek begins Jan 23 at Heavenly Mountain Resort

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2023 – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is pleased to announce the 2023 Winter Trek Conservation Education Program at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Winter Trek is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, and will continue through the end of March, weather permitting. Field trips are […]

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Prescribed fire operations resume at Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., Jan. 10, 2022– Weather and conditions permitting, the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team (TFFT) may conduct prescribed fire operations over the next two weeks at Lake Tahoe. Operations will continue throughout much of the winter season to help land managers reduce hazardous fuels that can feed unwanted wildfires. Smoke will be present. A […]

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Largest Lake Tahoe Invasive Plant Removal Project Begins

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), in partnership with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), has begun the largest invasive plant removal project at Lake Tahoe, the LTBMU said today. This new project will remove 17 acres of invasive plants in the Taylor and Tallac creeks and […]

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Forest Service cautions public on dangers of illegal campfires

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2021 – A few weeks ago, a USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) wilderness ranger discovered a very large, illegal campfire near Round Lake in Meiss Country. Meiss Country is a popular backcountry destination south of Lake Tahoe on Highway 89 that receives approximately 50,000 visitors […]

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Enhanced fire restrictions begin June 15 at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., June 15, 2021 – Enhanced fire restrictions begin today, June 15, 2021, and will remain in effect through November or until rescinded. Wood and charcoal fires and other fire-related activities are prohibited on National Forest System lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin, including developed campgrounds. Illegal campfires cause over 90 percent […]

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Keep Tahoe Bears Wild! No interfering with cubs or yearlings

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., May 27, 2021 – For many, Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start of summer and with warmer weather and fewer Covid-19 restrictions, many campgrounds are opening and visitor numbers are increasing in the Lake Tahoe Basin. With this activity comes more human food, more garbage, and more people sharing space with […]

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Winter sport season also avalanche season, be prepared

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2021 – Although an avalanche can occur whenever there is snow on a mountain range, avalanches most often occur between the months of December and April. It is important for visitors to be equipped with the current avalanche forecast, the proper avalanche rescue equipment, and avalanche training. Each year […]

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Forest Service issues closure order for Taylor Creek

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2020 – Due to continued public health safety concerns related to COVID-19, trail improvement work, the risk of bear-human encounters and in order to discourage large groups from gathering, the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) has issued a Forest Order that temporarily closes Taylor Creek […]

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Forest Service issues temporary closure order for South Shore Recreation Corridor

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., April 15, 2020 – In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health and safety of its employees, visitors and volunteers, the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will temporarily close national forest recreation sites and areas in the South Shore […]

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Tahoe Basin Forest Service firefighter deployed to Australia

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., January 6, 2020 – We are proud to share that USDA Forest Service Fire Captain, Dave Soldavini, from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is currently assigned to Australia as part of an interagency group helping with fire suppression efforts. Soldavini is part of the third group of fire resources […]

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