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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15, 2021 – Enhanced fire restrictions begin today, June 15, 2021, and will remain in effect through November or until rescinded.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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Forest Service offers tips for safe Labor Day weekend at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. August 30, 2019 – Heading to Lake Tahoe for Labor Day weekend to celebrate the unofficial end of summer? Please keep the following in mind for a safe and fun-filled holiday weekend. Illegal campfires continue to be the leading cause of wildland fires in the Tahoe Basin. National Forest lands at Lake […]

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Celebrate Native Species Festival with Tahoe Yellow Cress conservation day at Baldwin Beach

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. June 21, 2019 – The public is invited to join members of the League to Save Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Yellow Cress Adaptive Management Working Group and the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) for a Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day at Baldwin Beach on June 22, from 8:30 […]

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Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit seeks Desolation Wilderness volunteers

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. May 14, 2019 – Do you love the wilderness? Are you committed to preserving its’ breathtaking beauty? Do you love working with people and spending time in the outdoors? Can you match your motive for volunteering with the mission and priorities of the Forest Service? Most importantly, do you have the […]

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Forest Service accepting reservations for 2019 snowshoe program

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. December 20, 2018 – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is now accepting reservations for the 2019 Winter Trek Conservation Education Program. Fifth-grade teachers may reserve a spot by calling the Forest Supervisor’s office at 530-543-2789, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Winter […]