In the National Forest within the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, the utmost importance is given to the preservation of the ecosystem of Lake Tahoe. Programs are laid out which include fire and recreation management and restoring the habitat of this unique area. These programs manage an entire range of activities that are inter-dependant, one upon the other.
It's vital to protect this wonderland, the forests covering the hills of the Sierra Nevadas, and pristine Lake Tahoe, over 6,000 feet above sea level. It's the peace and relaxation that attract visitors from all over the world, as well as the many things to do.
Recreation includes everything from sightseeing and hiking, with a large choice of water and beach activities in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding are popular in the winter months, as well as sledding, snowshoeing, skating and tubing. Many love to go mountain biking on the shaded trails, or horseback riding into the wilderness.
You must tour through Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit to see the prolific wildlife. You will spot deer, raccoons, coyote and even perhaps a bear. There are many birds, so birdwatchers will love to spend some time in the woods and around the lake.