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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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Seeking Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit Seeking hard-working, dedicated volunteers who love working outdoors, educating wilderness visitors 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 with the mission [...]

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Is Your Favorite Recreation Site Closed in 2019?

Storm damage and construction will affect recreation in the Eldorado Nat'l Forest Eldorado National Forest , May 1, 2019- Current snow conditions, potential storm damage and scheduled recreation site closures will affect visitor access this year on the Eldorado National Forest (ENF). Anyone planning a trip to the forest this summer is urged to check [...]

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Camping Season in Lake Tahoe Begins May 10th

Tahoe Basin Plans Opening Dates for Recreational Sites in Tahoe Basin -Meeks Bay Resort, William Kent, Kaspian, Meeks Bay, Bayview, Fallen Leaf, and Nevada Beach campgrounds – May 10 SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will soon begin the process of opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin. [...]

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Exploring the Lakes of Pyramid Creek ~ A Desolation Wilderness Adventure

Go Off Trail And Explore This Stunning Chain of Lakes Near Lake Tahoe Desolation Wilderness, Ca - Pyramid Creek is best known for its 500 ft cascade down horsetail falls off HWY 50 at Twin Bridges as you leave Lake Tahoe Basin back towards Sacramento.  One of the largest waterfalls in the state of California, [...]

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Seasonal Snow May Delay Opening Of Stanislaus National forest Access

Some seasonal roads on Stanislaus National Forest may remain closed past April 15 SONORA, Calif. – Stanislaus National Forest will open seasonal roads beginning April 15, but some forest roads will remain closed until forest crews can inspect them to ensure they were not damaged during this year’s winter storms. Jason Kuiken, Stanislaus National Forest supervisor, [...]

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This day in history for the Inyo-Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

On April 11, 1958,  U.S. Forest Service Chief Richard McArdle designated 27,000 acres of the Inyo National Forest as the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, with a section named the Edmund Schulman Memorial Grove. Photo of McArdle signing the order alongside Melville Bell Grosvenor. By Janine Sprout - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65582195

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