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The Tahoe Region
Replanting Our Nation’s Forests
Forest OverviewThe Lake Tahoe Basin is a picturesque Sierra Nevada location that straddles the Nevada-California state line. The forests that surround the lake play a critical role in the ecosystem's watershed management and protection. The area is a mix of urban and rural forests, which creates a unique setting for reforestation partnerships.
The Tahoe Region Needs Our HelpUnfortunately, fire has played a large part in altering the landscape. The devastating Hirschdale Fire, American Fire and Donner Ridge Fire have burned through thousands of acres of the forest. Reintroducing sugar pine trees and western white pine trees in the burn areas is an important step toward restoring habitat for area wildlife such as black bears, bald eagles, osprey and spotted owls. With the help of our members and supporters, we can begin to make a positive difference in enhancing the quality of the watershed, thereby improving the overall quality of the entire Lake Tahoe ecosystem.