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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Release In Lake Tahoe Draws Crowd

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 Basin management Unit, The Tahoe Regional planning agency and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. Introducing once again the primary predator fish back into its native waters. Today marked the beginning of a long process which will see the lake stocked with 5000 Lahontan Cutthroat this week then additional releases planned in 2020 and 2021. The goal s to release over 200,000 Cutthroat over the next several years as the lake establishes its nature order and balance with the cutthroat back in its ecosystem. As visitors converged on the shoreline just south of Kiva beach in South Lake Tahoe, anglers were already in the water waiting with excitement for one of the regions most prized fishing trophy's to enter lake. Guests young and old rang out in applause and giggles as they watched the trout dart around in the shallow waters of the shoreline. Several photographers standing in the water for the shots could feel the fish bumping into their legs as the trout swam into their new home....

Winter WonderGrass Tahoe Headliners Announced

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 to you the 2020 WinterWonderGrass landscape,” expresses festival founder, Scotty Stoughton. “Each year, the hardest thing to do is not heed our desire to return to each and every band—and by virtue of that, friends to WWG—year in and year out. It is our sincere desire you’ll find new lifetime favorites on this lineup, have the chance to be reunited with old loves and step out of your comfort zone with open arms to new experiences.” “WinterWonderGrass has become a home for artists, fans, staff, locals, businesses, skiers, riders, their families and all of the like,” adds festival Director of Marketing & Ticketing Ariel Rosemberg. “We pride ourselves on creating a sustainable, safe and receptive environment, bound by the marriage of the best in bluegrass, folk and Americana, and the undefeated nature of American ski culture.” https://youtu.be/weipRLCgxrw The Devil Makes Three Over March 27-29, WinterWonderGrass makes its way to the Tahoe region of California for its sixth consecutive year presenting three days of music at the base of Squaw Valley's legendary Tram Face....

5000 Lahontan cutthroat trout will be placed in in Lake Tahoe

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 at 12 p.m.On Oct. 7, 2019, with Nevada Department of Wildlife, the hatchery will stock fish on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. Over the three days, some 5,000 fish will be released, all adipose fin clipped, to help identify stocked fish. The fish released in Nevada will also receive a floy tag to assist Nevada Department of Wildlife in tracking their movements in the lake after release. Where: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit’s Taylor Creek Visitor Center and Kiva Beach, located on Highway 89, approximately three miles northwest of the City of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (This event will beginwith an interpretive talk, followed by a short walk to the stocking site). Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office [Public domain] Stocking will enhance angling opportunities in Lake Tahoe and improve the visibility of this important native trout in local communities and for those recreating in the area. The Lahontan cutthroat trout is the largest inland cutthroat trout in the world and the only trout native to the Tahoe Basin. The...

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

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 and continuing north to the high-water mark on the shore of Lake Tahoe. The closure order also prohibits being on any National Forest trail within the closure area, except for the Rainbow Trail (Forest Trail No. 17E35) and Pope Baldwin Bike Path (Forest Trail No. 18E25). During the closure, no parking will be allowed on the shoulder of Highway 89 near the bridge that crosses Taylor Creek. The Forest Closure Order is available for viewing online at https://go.usa.gov/xVfjp under the “Taylor Creek” heading. It is important for the public to know that Rainbow Trail at the Taylor Creek visitors Center is Still open as well as The Pop Baldwin Beach Bike Path for visitors to use and view the fish and wildlife in the area. However the Trails and Aspen grove regions of Cathedral Road are close to access during this period.  Lisa Herron - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Violation of the Forest Closure Order is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for...

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on your National Forest

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on your National Forest

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on approximately 154,000 acres of National Forest System lands in the Tahoe Basin SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Did you know the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) manages approximately 78 percent of the public land in the Tahoe Basin? Well, now you know and just in time to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD)! NPLD is the largest, single-day celebration of public lands and volunteer events that takes place on public lands across the country on Sat., Sep. 28, 2019. In recognition of NPLD, the LTBMU will waive the parking fee at Eagle Falls Trailhead on Sep. 28. Although NPLD falls on the last Saturday of September, groups across the country celebrate and hold events between September 14 and October 12. This year, the LTBMU will host a booth at the Fall Fish Festival on October 5 – 6, 2019, in observance of NPLD and the 50th Anniversary of Desolation Wilderness. Stop by the Taylor Creek Visitor Center during the festival and learn more about year-round volunteer opportunities on National Forest Systems lands, ranging from maintaining wilderness campsites and trails to administrative work in the wilderness volunteer office. In addition, talk with Forest Service wilderness rangers about the rich history and current topics within our own backyards and participate in wilderness activities, such as learning how to use a cross-cut saw! The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located on Highway 89 approximately three miles northwest of the City of South Lake Tahoe. As a reminder, no food or drinks are allowed at the visitor center during the festival. This year marks the 25th anniversary of NPLD,...

What’s New for Winter 2019-20 at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

What’s New for Winter 2019-20 at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

New Treeline Cirque chairlift at Alpine Meadows provides access from the base area to intermediate and expert terrain in five minutes or less Olympic Valley, Calif.] Sept. 12, 2019 – After a record-breaking 2018-19 snowfall season spanning nine calendar months, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is slated to open for the 2019-20 season on Nov. 15, weather and conditions permitting. The resort will welcome guests with new lifts, events, experiences, dining and bars. Snowboarding at Alpine Meadows with views of lake tahoe The new Treeline Cirque chairlift at Alpine Meadows is a $10 million detachable, high-speed quad chair that will transport skiers and riders from base area to the Sherwood ridge in a total of five minutes. The lift will feature a mid-station for quick access to some of Alpine’s best low-intermediate terrain. From the top terminal skiers and riders can drop into expert terrain on the frontside or venture into the back bowls of Sherwood, which boast the resort’s best views of Lake Tahoe. The protected alignment of Treeline Cirque makes it favorable in high winds and inclement weather, and the rapid access from the base area will dramatically improve the skier experience for a wide range of ability levels.   The Tram Car Bar, a restored 70’s era Squaw Valley tram cabin, will make its home on the Olympic House deck, serving drinks as the Aerial Tram soars overhead. While programming and menus are still in the works, the Tram Car Bar will be a nod to Squaw Valley’s storied past—the original logos and unique shape of the cabin will be the ideal après-ski photo opp with the iconic Tram Face in the background....

Forest Service seeks input for Winter Travel Management at Lake Tahoe

Forest Service seeks input for Winter Travel Management at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) has released the Proposed Action for the Winter Recreation and Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Travel Management Project. The Proposed Action was developed based on Forest Service criteria and feedback received from stakeholders during the Forest Plan Revision process, open house meetings and winter recreation collaborative meetings that occurred between 2011 and 2016. “If ever there was a time for the collaboration to restart, it’s now,” said LTBMU Forest Supervisor, Jeff Marsolais. “I’m optimistic that we can work together to advance a plan that works for everyone.” In the fall of 2016, the LTBMU began the process of analyzing areas and trails open to OSV use in the Tahoe Basin under Forest Service Travel Management guidelines (Travel Management, Subpart C [36 CFR Part 212] regulations). Under this proposal, the LTBMU would direct project-specific management activities that include designating routes and areas open to OSV use; designating areas suitable for groomed OSV trails; allowing areas for grooming for non-motorized use only; designating locations suitable for snow play; identifying areas suitable for snow plowing; constructing additional winter parking; and identifying changes to opening/closing dates and seasonal designation of motorized roads. The project also proposes to amend the LTBMU Forest Plan to reflect the designation of OSV areas and trails. To review the project, please visit our Forest Projects webpage at https://go.usa.gov/xmgxT. Scroll down and select the “Winter Recreation and Over Snow Vehicle Travel Management” link. The Proposed Action and other supporting documents are on this project webpage under the “Scoping” tab. To comment, follow the “Comment/Object on Project” link...

Sierra-at-Tahoe to Enhance Guest and Passholder Experience

Sierra-at-Tahoe to Enhance Guest and Passholder Experience

Sierra-at-Tahoe will be providing quicker access to the slopes thanks to the installation of Radio Frequency Identification SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – August 29, 2019 - The Sierra kind of went nuts this week as snow covered many of the passes in the Tahoe region, so why not give an exciting update on mountain access and the upcoming ski season from one of the Tahoe Mountain Resorts. The closest resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area, Sierra-at-Tahoe has been a gathering place for families, first-timers and expert skiers and snowboarders alike, generation after generation. Heading into the 2019/20 Winter Season, Sierra will be providing an enhanced guest experience, focused on renewed ease and value, in a number of new and exciting ways. Implementing RFID Technology To kick off the season, Sierra-at-Tahoe will be providing quicker access to the slopes thanks to the installation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enabled gates at all entry lifts. Guests will no longer receive a paper lift ticket or have to show their pass between every lap—RFID technology will be embedded into all lift tickets and season passes via a chip that can be read by each gate through one’s pocket. To top it off, these RFID cards are reloadable online or in the pass office, leading to less waste day after day, season after season. Photo Credit : Sierra At Tahoe Competition Teams to Offer Dry Land Training This Fall, athletes who are enrolled in Sierra’s Competition Teams Program will have access to a brand new, eight week-long training program at the Barton Center for Orthopedics and Wellness in South Lake Tahoe. The...

Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!

Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!

Agencies launch collaborative website to remind public to practice proper food storage and trash disposal in bear countryLake 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 bear country. To help spread our message, we’ve launched a new website, TahoeBears.org, where residents and visitors can go to learn everything they need to know about living, visiting and playing responsibly in bear country. The website was made possible through a generous donation by the Sierra State Park Foundation and features an online reporting tool the public can use to report bear sightings. Collecting information about bear sightings will assist agencies in gathering better data to help Keep Tahoe Bears Wild. Submissions are anonymous and data gathered will not be used to track individual bears. This form is not to be used for emergencies. If you need immediate assistance, please contact 911.  Intentional or unintentional feeding of bears can result in unwanted bear behaviors, increased human-bear conflicts, and public safety issues, as well as fines and possible jail time for violators. Each year law enforcement and state wildlife officers respond to hundreds of calls in which bears may pose a public safety threat or are damaging property. In some cases, the bear is euthanized. Once bears gain access to human food or trash, they will continue to seek it out. They become less cautious of people and may display unusually bold behavior when trying to get to human or pet food. Bears that have become...

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

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 year-round fire restrictions and campfires/charcoal are prohibited in most areas due to the fire risk they pose to our communities, wildlife and forests. Read the Camping and Campfire Restrictions Forest Order at https://go.usa.gov/xVD45 and remember campfires/charcoal are only allowed within metal fire rings in campgrounds listed in the forest order. Campfires/charcoal are not allowed in Desolation Wilderness or Meiss Country, on National Forest beaches, along the Tahoe Rim Trail or Genoa Peak Road or in any existing rock fire rings. Portable pressurized gas stoves are allowed in all areas with a valid California Campfire Permit obtainable online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices including sky lanterns, exploding targets and incendiary or tracer ammo are always prohibited on all public lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays.  Bear canisters are recommended in the backcountry and be sure to remove all food, garbage and scented items from your vehicle before heading out. In campgrounds, visitors are required to store food in bear resistant containers (storage lockers/bear boxes), dispose of trash in dumpsters and close and lock these containers or risk fines, jail time or both. Part of Tahoe New Keep Bears Wild Campaign Expect crowded conditions on local roads, highways and parking lots. Because of the basin’s high elevation, expect intense sunlight during the day and cooler...

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