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High Fire Danger Heading Into Labor Day Weekend

Sparks, NV., Aug. 28, 2019 – Fire officials on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest would like to remind the public of the high fire danger headed into the holiday weekend. Human-caused wildfires are still a major concern and the public should be to be extremely cautious while enjoying their Labor Day on public lands, in addition to having [...]

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Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!

Agencies launch collaborative website to remind public to practice proper food storage and trash disposal in bear country Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Basin is bear country and natural resource and law enforcement agencies are working diligently to remind residents and visitors to practice proper food storage and trash disposal when living in or visiting [...]

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Forest Service offers tips for safe Labor Day weekend at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.– 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 Tahoe are under [...]

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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 [...]

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Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75 birthday with the Forest Service!

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – August 9, 2019, marks the 75th birthday of our beloved icon, Smokey Bear. The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, in coordination with our partners at Great Basin Institute and Heavenly Mountain Resort, will host two events in celebration of Smokey’s 75th birthday. A birthday celebration will be held at 1 [...]

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South Lake Tahoe Unites With Western Mountain Towns to Launch Pledge for the Wild

Program has tourism partners defining a shared set of common values, language, and tools to support and fund responsible tourism in outdoor places (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – With travelers around the globe buzzing about sustainable tourism and responsible recreation, five U.S. mountain towns are taking the conversation to the next level and making it easier for [...]

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

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – 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 a.m. until 12 p.m. [...]

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Wildfire Restrictions Initiated on BLM-managed public lands Western Sierra

BLM Mother Lode Field Office initiates seasonal fire restrictions EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office is initiating fire restrictions on BLM-managed public lands in Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne and Yuba counties, effective June 14, due to wildland [...]

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TAYLOR CREEK STREAM PROFILE CHAMBER REOPENS WITH HELP FROM TAHOE FUND AND TAHOE BLUE VODKA

Private donations helped repair broken glass to ensure popular facility reopened to the public SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (June 10, 2019) – During the average school year, Taylor Creek Visitor Center hosts over 150 students per day to connect classroom curriculum through direct experience with local aquatic life. One of the highlights of the experience is the [...]

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Lightning Strikes Cause Fire in Golden Trout Wilderness

Fire Resources Respond to Jordan Fire In Golden Trout Wilderness Jordan fire - Inyo NF Photo Credit UPDATE: The Jordan Fire, located in the Golden Trout Wilderness near Jordan Hot Springs, was detected yesterday afternoon. The fire is approximately 150 acres and burning in the 2002 McNally fire footprint. At this time the fire appears [...]

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Campground hosts needed for 2019 season -Gold Lake – Sly Creek Reservoir – Little Grass Valley Reservoir

QUINCY, Calif – Volunteer campground hosts are needed for several Plumas National Forest campgrounds located at Gold Lake Campground in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area near Graeagle, California and Little Grass Valley and Sly Creek Reservoir Campgrounds near La Porte, California. The volunteer positions typically begin in May or early June (depending on the weather) and [...]

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What is Open for Memorial Day Weekend in Eldorado National Forest?

Short answer... Not Much with weather making everything tricky Facilities open For Memorial Weekend in the Eldorado National forest… ICE HOUSE Reservoir Area • Silver Creek Group• Ice House Campground & Boat Launch• Northwind Campground• Strawberry Campground UNION VALLEY Reservoir Area• Lone Rock Campground• Jones Fork Campground• Fashoda Campground• Big Silver Group• Wench Creek Campground• Yellowjacket [...]

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The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Urges Caution when Recreating this Memorial Weekend

Sparks, NV., May 22, 2019 – It is time to gather up the family and gear and head to your favorite recreation spot. Memorial Day weekend is the kick off for the summer, and traditionally it is a very busy weekend on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Forest visitors can enjoy biking, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, [...]

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Some seasonal roads on Stanislaus National Forest will remain closed until June 30

This winter a series of strong storms hit California, causing extensive damage to roads, trails, infrastructure and ecosystems on California's national forests. SONORA, Calif., May 17, 2019 – For those travelers making plans to head to the mountains for Memorial Day weekend and beyond. the national Forest in many of the Sierra Mountain range has issued [...]

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CLOSURE OF MONITOR PASS/STATE ROUTE 89 DUE TO INCOMING STORM

ALPINE, TUOLUMNE, MONO AND INYO COUNTIES –May 15, 2019 - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 89 (SR-89) over Monitor Pass on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. This pre-emptive closure is based on a Winter Storm Warning predicting snow at high elevations for the safety of motorists and Caltrans [...]

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5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon to Take Place in Bass Lake on May 11th

Bass Lake, Calif., May 06, 2019 – The 5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon, a race centered around breathtaking Vistas on Forest Service and National Park lands, will be taking place May 10-11, 2019 on the Sierra National Forest’s Bass Lake Ranger District. Starting with a race expo on Friday May 10, 2019 at Recreation Point, runners [...]

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