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Heavy rains causing hazardous conditions on Tahoe National Forest roads

Oct. 24, 2021, NEVADA CITY, Calif. – Tahoe National Forest visitors and road users are being asked to exercise extreme caution while driving due to hazardous road conditions caused by significant rainfall in the region.Increased precipitation can lead to localized flooding, downed trees, mudslides, rockslides, debris flow and hazardous driving conditions. Obstacles may appear rapidly […]

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Tahoe National Forest Reopens; Fire Restrictions Revised

To protect natural resources and provide for public safety, the Tahoe National Forest has revised fire restrictions and implemented a new, temporary closure order on dispersed camping and target shooting effective Thursday September 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM through November 1, 2021. This Forest Order prohibits the following activities across the Tahoe National Forest: No building, […]

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Fire Restrictions and No Fireworks Across the Forest over the Fourth? Still Plenty of Fun and Beauty to Explore

From the recent enactment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, Americans have long visited their local national forest to celebrate significant U.S. milestones. Over the next week, Tahoe National Forest recreation and fire managers are expecting thousands of visitors to the beautiful Tahoe National Forest –and with good […]

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Tahoe National Forest Entering Fire Restrictions on Monday, June 28, 2021

Nevada City, Calif. June 25, 2021 —The U.S. Forest Service has ordered Fire Restrictions across the Tahoe National Forest effective Monday, June 28, 2021. The Tahoe National Forest has determined that it is necessary to order fire restrictions to protect natural resources and to provide for public safety.  “These forests and wildlands are part of […]

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Tahoe National Forest Campground and Recreation Update: May 13 – May 19

Nevada City, Calif. May 13, 2021 — The U.S. Forest Service is testing water systems and actively assessing and removing hazardous trees from Tahoe National Forest campgrounds in preparation for the summer season. In addition, downed winter trees –heavy in some areas due to wind events –are actively being removed from campgrounds, recreation sites, roads, […]

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Successful Prescribed Fire Reduces over 700 Acres of Hazardous Fuels, Provides for Emergency Access near Foresthill

Foresthill, Calif., April 29,2021 —Last week, the U.S. Forest Service successfully treated 728 acres with prescribed fire near Foresthill, Calif. The prescribed fire was part of the Deadwood Project designed to remove hazardous fuels on the Tahoe National Forest along Foresthill Road. Ignitions were completed last Wednesday, but the prescribed fire perimeter is still monitored […]

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Tahoe National Forest Approves Marquee Additions to Truckee Trail Network

Truckee, Calif. – The U.S. Forest has recently approved the East Zone Connectivity Project authorizing construction of marquee additions to the Truckee trail network. New trail construction will occur on the west slope of the Verdi Range adjacent to Boca and Stampede Reservoirs near Truckee, Calif. Specifically, the Connectivity Project approves: The construction of seventy […]

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Tahoe National Forest Hosting Virtual Off-Highway Vehicle Meeting

Nevada City, Calif. February 8, 2021 – On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Forest Service will host a live, virtual presentation from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to discuss the annual off-highway vehicle grant application process.  Anyone interested in learning about the OHV grant program, or details of the 2021 Tahoe National Forest application, is encouraged to […]

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Tahoe National Forest Rescinds Dispersed Camping Prohibition and Fire Restrictions

Nevada City, Calif. November 18, 2020 – The US Forest Service has rescinded recent dispersed camping prohibitions as well as fire restrictions across National Forest System lands within the Tahoe National Forest. Dispersed camping is now generally permissible across National Forest System lands within the Tahoe National Forest subject to maximum stay limits and specific Forest […]

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Tahoe National Forest Hiring Temporary Seasonal Wildland Firefighters for 2021

Nevada City, Calif. November 5, 2020 – The Tahoe National Forest is now hiring enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals for temporary seasonal positions as wildland firefighters for the upcoming 2021 season. Positions are available in hotshot/handcrews, helicopter helitack crews, engine crews, fuels management, fire lookout, and dispatch. Duty Locations: Truckee, Sierraville, Loyalton, Soda Springs, Foresthill, Camptonville, […]

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Tahoe National Forest Extends Dispersed Camping and Target Shooting Prohibitions

Nevada City, Calif. October 21, 2020 –  The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has extended fire restrictions in California through October 22, 2020. This revised Fire Restriction prohibits the following activities across all National Forests in California: No Smoking No building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. The use of a portable lantern […]

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Fire Restrictions Revised; Stove Use Approved in Campgrounds on the Tahoe National Forest

Nevada City, Calif. September 30, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has revised fire restrictions in California starting October 1 through October 8, 2020. This revised Fire Restriction prohibits the following activities across all National Forests in California: No Smoking No building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. The […]

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Tahoe National Forest: Emergency Fire Restrictions Extended; Campgrounds Reopen

Nevada City, Calif. September 23, 2020 – The Tahoe National Forest is reopening additional campgrounds for the upcoming weekend after two weeks of unprecedented, emergency closures due to California wildfires and wildfire risk. While popular activities such as hunting, hiking, boating, and other types of general recreation are now allowed, several prohibitions are still in […]