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Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation, Recreation and Education In Desolation Wilderness

Once Known Simply As The “Devils Valley” Desolation Wilderness Turns 50! Sierra Rec Magazine, October 2019 – In 1969, the Lake Tahoe Region became home to Americas newest Wilderness Area, Desolation Wilderness. A 64,000 acre plot of land once called the “Devils Valley” inhabited only by the Washoe and set aside as the Desolation Valley Primitive Area in 1931. Desolation Wilderness in 50 years has become one of the most visited wilderness areas in the United States. With the proximity to Lake Tahoe and the easy of access provided by numerous trailheads from every side of the wilderness boundary,...

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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Release In Lake Tahoe Draws Crowd

Sierra Rec Magazine ~ Kiva Beach, Lake Tahoe Ca – October 5, 2019 – On a day that thousands gathered on the West shores of Lake Tahoe for annual Fish Festival and Camp rich Oktoberfest. A historic release of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout back into its native waters of Lake Tahoe took place in front of hundreds of on visitors. The Lahontan Cutthroat are being reintroduced into Lake Tahoe from a partnership with the California and Nevada Department of Fish and Wildlife, US fish and Wildlife Service – Lahonton National fish hatchery complex, USDA forest Service – Lake Tahoe...

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Winter WonderGrass Tahoe Headliners Announced

The Devil Makes Three, The Infamous Stringdusters & Billy Strings to Headline 6th Annual California Edition of WinterWondergrass, Taking Place March 27-29, 2020 Today, the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival shares the 2020 lineup across all three of their flagship events. Taking place in Colorado from Feb. 21-23, California from March 27-29 and Vermont from April 10-11, the traveling music festival will welcome performances from some of the hottest names currently thriving in today’s Bluegrass and Americana music scenes.  “It’s with a mountain of intention, huge hearts, humility and a commitment to delivering the hottest and sweetest artists that we present...

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5000 Lahontan cutthroat trout will be placed in in Lake Tahoe

5,000 fish will be placed in the lake over the course of three days in California and Nevada. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Stocking event during the Fall Fish Festival at Taylor Creek Visitor Center The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex, for the first time ever, will stock several thousand large (12-14”) Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into their home waters of Lake Tahoe, in conjunction with the Taylor Creek Visitor Center Fall Fish Festival. The hatchery will host two interpretive stocking events at the Fall Fish Festival, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. and Oct. 6...

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Public Announcement – Forest Order Closes Taylor Creek Basin to Public Access

Taylor Creek area closure focuses on public safety – Rainbow trail still open and The fish festival this weekend is still happening. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – As part of an ongoing effort to provide a safe environment for visitors and wildlife at Taylor Creek during salmon spawning season, the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has issued a Forest Order that closes the area adjacent to Taylor Creek beginning Oct. 1 through Oct. 27, 2019. The temporary closure order prohibits the public, including photographers, from entering Taylor Creek and being within 400-ft of the creek, beginning at Fallen Leaf Dam...

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Preparing for Winter on Reds Meadow Road and Devils Postpile National Monument

Starting October 15, there is no overnight parking in the Reds Meadow Valley Sierra Rec Magazine – Mammoth Ca, October 10, 2019- The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument are planning for winter on the Reds Meadow Road. The road will close at the Minaret Vista for the season on Sunday, October 27 at sunset. The Devils Postpile Ranger station is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday through Monday and will close for the season at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 14. Two Inyo National Forest campgrounds are still open in the valley, Pumice Flat and Reds...

Improvements Underway at Eldorado National Forest’s Caples Lake and Silver Lake East Campgrounds

Placerville, Calif. — El Dorado Irrigation District’s (EID) Board of Directors recently approved a contract to begin making improvements to the Eldorado National Forest campgrounds located along Highway 88 at Caples Lake and Silver Lake East. These improvements are requirements of EID’s 40-year hydroelectric operating license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2006. Planned improvements include widening campground spurs and enlarging selected campsites to accommodate modern recreational vehicles, repairing and repaving existing campground roads, replacing the existing toilets, changing and relocating all faucets, and upgrading the water systems to meet the most current U.S. Forest Service (USFS) design...

Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation, Recreation and Education In Desolation Wilderness

Once Known Simply As The “Devils Valley” Desolation Wilderness Turns 50! Sierra Rec Magazine, October 2019 – In 1969, the Lake Tahoe Region became home to Americas newest Wilderness Area, Desolation Wilderness. A 64,000 acre plot of land once called the “Devils Valley” inhabited only by the Washoe and set aside as the Desolation Valley Primitive Area in 1931. Desolation Wilderness in 50 years has become one of the most visited wilderness areas in the United States. With the proximity to Lake Tahoe and the easy of access provided by numerous trailheads from every side of the wilderness boundary,...

Public Safety Announcement Dangerous Blue-Green Algae Toxins Detected in Multiple Alpine County Lakes

Lake Users Advised to avoid Water Contact at Red Lake and Indian Creek Reservoir The Alpine County Health Department has been working with The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Red Lake), South Tahoe Public Utility District (Indian Creek Reservoir), and the Alpine Watershed Group (AWG) in determining that there are levels of toxin associated with blooms of blue-green algae in multiple lakes in Alpine County that are toxic to animals and humans. Levels at Red Lake have been determined to be well above the “DANGER” level. Levels at Indian Creek Reservoir have...

Come To Reno And Enjoy the 31st Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off!

Come and celebrate the 31st Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off in Sparks, Nevada, Wednesday, August 28 through Monday, September 2! Often referred to as the Super Bowl of rib competitions on the national BBQ competition circuit, the annual Labor Day Weekend event spans more than 6 city blocks in the heart of downtown Sparks, Nevada.  Two dozen of the country’s best BBQ teams competed for nearly $20,000 in prize money plus prestigious bragging rights!  It is estimated that 350,000-400,000 BBQ enthusiasts take part of the festivities each year consuming more than 250,000 pounds of mouthwatering...

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