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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit seeks Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – 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 to the mission and priorities of the Forest Service? Most importantly, do you have the time, willingness and dedication to volunteer and help preserve one of our most popular back-country natural areas near Lake Tahoe? If so, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) may offer exactly what you’re looking for. The LTBMU is looking...

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Widespread prescribed fire operations continue around Lake Tahoe

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Members of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT), which includes local, state and federal agencies, will continue prescribed fire operations this week in numerous locations around Lake Tahoe.  Weather permitting, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and U.S. Forest Service operations will take place on Brockway Summit above Kings Beach, from Logan Shoals to Spooner Summit, on Kingsbury Grade near Edgewood Creek, the south end of Fallen Leaf Lake, above Pioneer Trail off Fountain Place Road and near Big Meadow off Hwy 89 South.  Smoke may be present.  A map...

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Campground hosts needed for 2018 season

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Little Grass Valley Reservoir & Gold Lake need Campground Hosts 2018 Sierra Rec Magazine, February 22, 2018 – QUINCY, Calif – Volunteer campground hosts are needed for several Plumas National Forest campgrounds located at Little Grass Valley and Sly Creek Reservoirs near La Porte, California and for Gold Lake Campground in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area near Graeagle, California. The volunteer positions will likely begin in late May and last into September or October, depending on the weather. “If you’re enthusiastic about camping and like people, this may be a perfect summer activity,” said...

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Open House for USFS and BLM Off-Highway Vehicle Grants Scheduled for Feb. 6 in Bishop

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn BISHOP, Calif. – The Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office will hold an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 6 to gather public ideas for requesting off-highway vehicle grant funds. The informal open house will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forest Service/BLM office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop. The agencies plan to request grant funds from the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) to enhance and manage motorized recreation in the area.  Interested citizens are invited to drop in at any time during the open house and provide...

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California State Parks Begins Study of Fallen, Iconic ‘Tunnel Tree’ in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn ARNOLD, Calif. – Marking one year since the famous Pioneer Cabin Tunnel Tree toppled, California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League and Humboldt State University today announced plans to use the fallen sequoia to study the tree’s life history and gather historic climate-related information for the surrounding area. The information will help California State Parks better manage the existing groves of redwood trees. The giant sequoia is the largest tree species in the world, with some trees reaching a diameter of 36 feet. Located within Calaveras Big Trees State Park within a relatively large sequoia...

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Volunteers Needed For US Forest Service Conservation Education Winter Programs

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Volunteers Needed For The Ski With A Ranger  and Winter Trek Snowshoe Programs Starting in January SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is looking for volunteers to assist with our Winter Trek and Ski with a Ranger conservation education programs at Heavenly Mountain Resort from January through March 2018. Are you a college student looking for an internship this winter? Are you a retired school teacher who misses your students or providing education? Or maybe you simply love the outdoors and want to be involved in your community. The Winter...

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U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Offers 5th Graders Physical Education Snowshoeing Adventure

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Forest Service accepting reservations for 2018 snowshoe program SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin accepting reservations for the 2018 Winter Trek conservation education program on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. 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. Winter Trek begins Tuesday, Jan. 9, and continues through March 29, 2018, weather permitting. Field trips are generally three hours long and are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Led by Forest Service rangers and community volunteers, the Winter Trek program offers fifth-graders...

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U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Is Asking For Public Input For Proposed Land Designation Change Near Mt. Rose.

Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn Forest Service seeks comments on proposed Incline Management Plan Sierra Rec Magazine, November 30, 2017 – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is asking for public input regarding the management of 1,138 acres of National Forest System lands off the Mt. Rose Highway (SR 431) above Incline Village, Nevada. The planning effort proposes project-specific activities to establish National Forest System standards for streams and habitat, recreation, road and trail management under the LTBMU Land Management Plan. The project also proposes a Forest Plan amendment to modify a portion of the...

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