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?

Volunteers by Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is seeking additional volunteers to join our Desolation Wilderness Volunteer Team. 

If you enjoy hiking and recreating in the Lake Tahoe area and can commit to a minimum of six days this summer to provide assistance and “give back” to an area that gives you so much enjoyment, this opportunity could be for you.

Physical abilities for wilderness duties range from easy to moderate to strenuous. Volunteers select those duties that are within their physical abilities and training. The minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

If you are interested in becoming a Desolation Wilderness volunteer and would like additional information, contact the Wilderness Program Manager, Don Lane by email at